An Unexpected Heir: A Jewish Feminist Response to Letters from Pre-state Israel

Daphne Desser

Abstract


Mordechai (Rabinowicz) Ben-Ami was a Russian journalist, writer and devoted Zionist. Letters he had written from 1924 to 1927 to his son are analyzed by his great-granddaughter from a variety of theoretical perspectives: their historical situadedness, the cultural politics involved in translating Russian Zionist letters from a postcultural American point-of-view, the gender aspects of reading and writing processes of the author and translator and the representation of the "other" in the letters.

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