Prof. Ofer Shiff of the Ben Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, author of the recently published The Downfall of Abba Hillel Silver and the Foundation of Israel, talks about the American-Jewish leader who, during the watershed period of the mid-20th century, argued for diaspora-based Zionism.

He may have lost in the short-term, but did he win in the long-term?


This is a segment from The Tel Aviv Review: Listen to the full show.


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Photo: Abba Hillel Silver. Credit: Daniel J. Silver / American Jewish Archives.

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