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.