Suggested English-Language Reading
We invite anyone interested in further reading on the subject to explore the publications listed below.
Many of these books and articles can be found at college libraries, synagogue libraries, used bookstores or online marketplaces.
Aaronsohn, Ran. Rothschild and Early Jewish Colonization in Palestine. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
Bartal, Israel. “Farming the Land on Three Continents: Bilu, Am Oylam and Yafe-Nahar.” Jewish History 21 (2007): 254–256.
Ben-Artzi, Yossi. “Jewish Rural Settlement in Cyprus, 1882-1935: a ‘Springboard’ or a Destiny?” Jewish History 21, no. 3-4 (Fall 2007).
Ben-Artzi, Yossi. Early Jewish Settlement Patterns in Palestine, 1882-1914. Jerusalem: Magnes, 1997.
Brandes, Joseph. Immigrants to Freedom: Jewish Communities in Rural New Jersey since 1882. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1971.
Brinkmann, Tobias. “Between Vision and Reality: Reassessing Jewish Agricultural Colony Projects in 19th century America.” Jewish History 21 (2007): 305-324.
Cohen, J.X. Jewish Life in South America: A Survey Study for the American Jewish Congress. NY: Block, 1941.
Davidson, Gabriel. Our Jewish Farmers and the Story of the Jewish Agricultural Society. NY: Fischer, 1943.
Dekel-Chen, Jonathan. Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Soviet Power. New Haven: Yale University, 2005.
Dekel-Chen, Jonathan. “A Durable Harvest: Reevaluating the Russia-Israel Axis in the Jewish World.” In: Bounded Mind and Spirit: Russia and Israel, 1880-2010. Edited by Brian Horowitz and Shai Ginsburg, pp. 109-129. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2013.
Eisenberg, Ellen. Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press,1995.
Elkin, Judith. “Goodnight, Sweet Gaucho: A Revisionist View of the Jewish Agricultural Experiment in Argentina.” American Jewish Historical Quarterly 67, no. 3 (1978): 208-223.
Falbel, Nachman. “Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Brazil,” Jewish History 21 (2007): 325-340.
Freidenberg, Judith Noemí. The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho: Villa Clara and the Construction of Argentine Identity. Houston: Texas University Press, 2009.
Friedgut, Theodore. “Jewish Pioneers on Canada’s Prairies: The Lipton Jewish Agricultural Colony.” Jewish History 21,no. 3-4 (2007).
Herscher, Uri. Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981.
Kann, Kenneth L. Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California Jewish Community. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993.
Kaplan, Marion. Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosúa, 1940-1945. New York: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2008.
Nahum, Karlinsky. “Jewish Philanthropy and Jewish Credit Cooperatives in Eastern Europe and Palestine up to 1939: A Transnational Phenomenon?” Journal of Israeli History 27, no. 2 (2008): 149-170.
Katz, Yossi, and John C. Lehr. The Last Best West: Essays on the Historical Geography of the Canadian Prairies. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1999.
Lavender, Abraham D. and Clarence B. Steinberg. Jewish Farmers of the Catskills: A Century of Survival. Gainesville: Florida University Press, 1995.
Leonoff, Cyril Edel. Pioneers, Ploughs and Prayers: The Jewish Farmers of Western Canada. The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia and the Jewish Western Bulletin, 1982.
Leonoff, Cyril Edel. Wapella Farm Settlement: The First Successful Jewish Farm Settlement in Canada. Winnipeg: Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada, 1975.
Levin, Yehuda. “Labor and Land at the Start of Jewish Settlement in Argentina.” Jewish History 21 (2007): 241-259.
Levine, Herman, J., and Benjamin Miller. The American Jewish Farmer in Changing Times. New York: Jewish Agricultural Society, 1966.
Near, Henry. The Kibbutz Movement: A History, vols. 1-2. London: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1997.
Newman, Julius. The Agricultural Life of the Jews in Ancient Babylonia between the Years 200 – 500 C.E. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1932.
Norman, Theodore. An Outstretched Arm: A History of the Jewish Colonization Association. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.
Shilo, Margalit. “Sicily Island and Rishon le-Zion: A Comparative Analysis.” American Jewish Archives 47, no. 2 (1995):182-212.
Smilovitskii, Leonid. “The Jewish Farmers in Belarus during the 1920s.” Jewish Political Studies Review 9, no. 1-2 (1997): 59-71.
Stern, Seth. Speaking Yiddish to Chickens: Holocaust Survivors on South Jersey Poultry Farms. Rutgers University Press, 2023.
Switzer-Rakos, Kennee. “Baron de Hirsch, the Jewish Colonization Association and Canada.” Leo Baeck Yearbook 32 (1987): 385-406.
Ussoskin, Moshe. Struggle for Survival: A History of Jewish Credit Cooperatives in Bessarabia, Bukovina and Transylvania. Jerusalem: Academic Press, 1975.
Weinberg, Robert. Stalin’s Forgotten Zion: Birobidzhan and the Making of the Soviet Jewish Homeland. Berkeley: California University Press, 1998.
Weintraub, D., M. Lissak, and Y. Azmon, Moshava, Kibbutz, and Moshava: Patterns of Jewish Rural Settlement and Development in Palestine. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969.
Weintraub, Irwin. Jews in American Agriculture: An Annotated Bibliography. North Carolina: McFarland, 2007.
Wells, Allan. Tropical Zion: General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosúa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.
Wodziński, Marcin. “Clerks, Jews and Farmers: Projects of Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Poland.” Jewish History 21 (2007): 279-303.