Professor Dollinger Discusses His Book 'Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s'

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

NEW BOOKS NETWORK -- In “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s” (Brandeis University Press, 2018), Professor Marc Dollinger who holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University, challenges widely held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance in American politics.

Dollinger shows how black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agenda — including the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the rise of Jewish day schools, the revitalization of worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy, and the birth of a new form of American Zionism. This book breaks new ground and charts new directions for understanding the relationship between black and Jewish politics in the 20th century and beyond.