Simon Rabinovitch

Simon Rabinovitch is the Stotsky Associate Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, where he teaches and writes on a range of topics in European, Jewish, Russian, and legal history. His books include Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Russian Jewry and the edited collections Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States and Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy, and the Law. He is currently working on a book comparing legal conflicts over Jewish collective rights around the world.

The question of how to preserve, construct or transform Jewish peoplehood consumed Jewish intellectuals in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....