The Diaspora’s Jewish Warriors

October 29, 2013 | Derek J. Penslar
About the author: Derek J. Penslar is the William Lee Frost professor of Jewish history at Harvard University. His books include Zionism and TechnocracyIn Search of Jewish Community, and, most recently Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader.

“Israel’s military ethos is the product of not only the country’s geopolitical situation but also a long heritage of Jewish engagement with military affairs.” (Interview by Samuel Moyn)

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