Shulamit Reinharz and Mark Raider’s magnificent study… challenges us to understand how faith in Zionism and in the American dream nourished and changed both projects. This is a story not of ideologies or, for the most part, of ideologues, but rather of the creators of a new tradition. The essays in this collection bring some of the leaders of Hadassah, Pioneer Women, and of Mizrahi beautifully to life and show how a dedication to the Zionist cause deepened a commitment to American values, and enlarged the Zionist perspective, to preserve a set of liberal principles reaching across the ethnic and national divide in Palestine… In this book Reinharz and Raider assemble essays that chart the rich profusion of movements, institutions, and activities — including aliyah — that Zionism inspired in Jewish women living in the United States.