MIA: Subjects: Jews:

Jews, Marxism and the Worker’s Movement

The Jewish Bund at the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Jewish Socialist Defence Guard, Odessa

A collection of foundational Marxist texts on Jewish issues as well as materials from and about: the Jewish labor, socialist, and communist movements, Jews in the New Left, Bundism and Socialist Zionism, and left-wing writings on Anti-Semitism.

Page Index (in alphabetical order)
Classic Marxist Writers
–––– Dov Ber Borochov
–––– V. I. Lenin
–––– Karl Marx
–––– Leon Trotsky
Fourth International and Trotskyist Groups
–––– American Socialist
–––– Tony Cliff
–––– International Marxist Group
–––– International Socialists
–––– Abram Leon
–––– Revolutionary Communist Party (UK)
–––– Socialist Workers Party (US)
–––– Workers Party (US)
Jewish Labor Movement
Jewish Socialist Antecedents
–––– Moses Hess
–––– Bernard Lazare
New Left
–––– Israel
–––– United Kingdom
–––– United States
Second International and Socialist Parties
–––– Jewish Workers Bund
–––– Karl Kautsky
–––– Socialism in Great Britain
–––– Socialist Labor Party, USA
–––– Socialist Party, USA
Socialist Zionism
–––– Hashomer Hatzair/MAPAM
–––– Poale Zion
Third International, Russian Revolution, and Communist Parties
–––– Canadian Communists
–––– Communist International
–––– Communist Party of Palestine/Communist Party of Israel
–––– Communist Party of Great Britain
–––– Communist Party, USA
–––– Communist Parties, Other Countries
–––– Jews in the Polish People's Republic
–––– Jews in the Spanish Civil War
–––– Russian Revolution



Anti-Semitism: Its Cause and Cure, Daniel De Leon 1903

Anti-Semitism Exposed! Plotting America's Pogroms, John L. Spivak 1934

The So-called "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" Isaac Goldberg 1936

Anti-Semitism and Yiddish Culture Moissaye J. Olgin

Anti-Semitism and Jewish Culture Moissaye J. Olgin

New York Schools Are Invaded. The Coudert Committee: A Spur to Anti-Semitism, A Shield for Pro-Fascists, 1941

Anti-Semitism: What it Means and How to Combat It, William Gallacher, M.P. and Earl Browder 1943

Socialism Answers Anti-Semitism, Eric Hass 1944

Labor's Enemy: Anti-Semitism, Charles B. Sherman 1945

The Roots of Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes 1946

Anti-Semitism: What to Do About It, New Masses 1946

Culture and Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes 1947

Toward the Unmasking of Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes 1948

Resistance is the Lesson. The Meaning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Morris U. Schappes 1948

Labor and Anti-Semitism, George Morris 1953

Bordiga’s “Auschwitz, or the Great Alibi”, with Commentary by Mitchell Abidor

The Roots of Antisemitism, Raya Dunayevskaya 1960

Anti-Semitism in the USA, Chaim Suller 1966

Anti-Semitism: the betrayal of Marx, Moshe Zedek 1971

Marx and the Economic-Jew Stereotype, Hal Draper 1977

Anti-Semitism & the Beirut Pogrom, Fredy Perlman 1983

Facing Up to Antisemitism. How Jews in Britain Countered the Threats of the 1930s , David Rosenberg 1985

Marxism and Anti-Semitism: Kautsky's Perspective, Jack Jacobs 1985



Miscellaneous Articles and Commentary on the Dreyfus Case

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Jewish Workers' Victory, Di Arbeiter Zeitung 1890

Samuel Gompers, Karl Kautsky 1909

From The New Review magazine (1913-1915):

The Garment Worker's Strike, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 18. 1913

The Garment Workers' Strike, Isaac A. Hourwich, Vol. 1, No. 14, April 5, 1913

Termination of the "Protocol", Isaac A. Hourwich, Vol. 3, No. 8, June 15, 1915

The Protocol "On Again", Isaac A. Hourwich, Vol. 3, No. 10, July 15, 1915

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"Colored and Jewish Workers" A. Philip Randolph and Chandler Owen 1920

The New Unionism in the Clothing Industry J.M. Budish and George Soule 1920

The Message of Internationalism [on solidarity with Soviet Russia] Benjamin Schlossberg 1922

Red Roses for Hillman Michael Gold 1922

From The Labor Herald magazine (1922-1924):

Constructive Radicalism in the Needle Industry. Problems Before the Coming Conventions of the I.L.G.W.U. and A.C.W. of A. Analyzed J.B. Salutsky

A Tale of Two Cities. The Conventions of the I.L.G.W.U. and A.C.W. of A. in Cleveland and Chicago J.B. Salutsky

The Program of the Needle Trades [from the First National Conference of the TUEL]

The Clothing Workers Stir Joseph Manley

Needle Trades Alliance vs Amalgamation Needle Trades Section of the TUEL

The Needle, Shoe and Leather, Textile and Eastern District Conferences William Z. Foster

T.U.E.L. Progress in the Needle Trades Joseph Zack

Reactionaries Smashing Ladies Garment Workers Earl Browder

Expulsions Please Clothing Bosses I.L. Davidson

The "New Unionism" of Sigman & Co. J.W. Johnstone

Reaction in the Needle Trades J.W. Johnstone

The Second Conference of the Needle Trade Workers I.L. Davidson

Ladies' Garment Workers in Struggle I.L. Davidson

The Needle Trades Convention J. W. Johnstone

Amalgamated Clothing Workers Resist Reaction Earl Browder

Madmen Control the I.L.G.W.U.

Socialist Reaction Rules Furriers S.C. Cohen

"Socialist" Union Wreckers Harrison George

Ferment in the Needle Trades A. Simon

From The Workers Monthly magazine (1925-1927):

Left-Wing Advances in the Needle Trades, Earl Browder

The Ladies Garment Workers Awaken, William Z. Foster

The Left Wing in the Needle Trades, William Z. Foster

The Left Wing at Two Conventions. I. The I.L.G.W.U. Convention, William F. Dunne

The Left Wing at Two Conventions. II. The Furriers' Convention, William Weinstone

The Furriers Strike - A Victory for the 40-hour Week, Ben Gitlow

The Struggle in the Needle Trades, William Z. Foster

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The Needle Trades Left Wing Program, TUEL 1926

A History of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters Union, Local 10 James Oneal 1927

From Labor Unity magazine (1927-1928):

The Needle Trades, a Center of Struggle Joseph Zack, Secretary, Needle Trades Section, TUEL January 1927

A Showdown in the I.L.G.W.U. Hits Sigman Joseph Zack February 1927

Reactionaries of Needle Trades in Dire Straits

Sigman's Cossacks Joseph Zack April 1927

The Open Shop Drive in the Needle Trades Joseph Zack June 1, 1927

New York Furriers Go Over the Top Joseph Zack June 15, 1927

Notes on the Furriers Strike Jack Harvey June 15, 1927

Struggle in Ladies Garment Union is Reaching Climax - Rose Wortis October 1927

Amalgamated Efficiency Unionism Louis Hyman March 1928

Late Developments in the Needle Trades Phil Aronberg June 1928

New Needle Trades Unions September 1928

The Garment Workers Struggle Enters an Organization Phase H. Koretz September 1928

One Needle Trades Union December 1928

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Who Are the Murderers? The ring of racketeers in the fur industry exposed, Ben Gold 1933

Fur Workers - Condemn A Shameful Provocation!, March 1934

The Effects of the New Deal on Jewish Labor, V. Charney Vladeck 1934

Structure and Functioning of the I.L.G.W.U., 1934

The Labor Movement and the NRA (The Standpoint of Progressive Unionism), [presentation to the 22nd ILGWU Convention on behalf of Dressmakers Local 22] Charles S. Zimmerman 1934

Communists in the Textile Strike. An Answer to Gorman, Green & Co. C. A. Hathaway 1934

The Clothing Workers. A Study of the Conditions and Struggles in the Needle Trades, Jack Hardy 1935

A History of the Chicago Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Wilfred Carsel 1940

Convention Proceedings, Fourteen Biennial Convention, Fur Division, International Fur and Leather Workers Union 1942

The Case Against David Dubinsky, William Weinstone 1946

The Jewish Labor Movement in the United States, J. C. Rich 1948

We Ask Justice for Our Union Leaders!, International Fur and Leather Workers Union 1948

Socialist Traditions of Jewish Labor, Morris U. Schappes 1950

Jewish Labor in the Nineties, Morris U. Schappes 1950

History of a Militant Union, [the International Fur and Leather Workers Union] Morris U. Schappes 1950

ILGWU News-History, 1900-1950. A Chronicle of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Done in the Manner of a Newspaper Comprised Chiefly of Accounts and Illustrations Drawn from Contemporary Sources, Prepared and Edited by the Staff of Justice, the Official Publication of the I.L.G.W.U., 1950

The Jewish Labor Movement in the United States, Will Herberg 1951

David Dubinsky: A Pictorial Biography, John Dewey 1951

What's Happening to Ladies' Garment Workers?, Part I, Part II, Part III, Rachael Roth 1953

Jews and the American Labor Movement, 1850-1880, Morris U. Schappes 1954

The Heroic Period of Jewish Labor, 1909-1914, Morris U. Schappes 1955

World War I and the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes 1955

The Attitude of Jewish Labor to World War I, 1917-1918, Morris U. Schappes 1955

The Jews and Post-War Reaction After 1918, Morris U. Schappes 1955

The Thirties - And the Jewish Masses, Morris U. Schappes 1955

Jewish Labor in the United States, Will Herberg 1955

The Jewish Labor Movement in America. Two Views, Israel Knox, Irving Howe 1958

The Jewish Labor Movement: A Living Legacy, Gus Tyler 1966

The ILGWU: A Union That Fights for Lower Wages, Michael Myerson

Ben Gold: Unforgettable Labor Leader Max Perlow

Five Who Led. A Tribute to Five Jewish Labor Leaders, Jewish Labor Committee 1977

The Roots of Jewish Labor: Will the Vision Be Renewed?, Paul Buhle 1983

The First Jewish Trade Union Kalman Marmor

The Arbiter Ring, the Growth and Decline of the Socialist Labor Movement in the Pittsburgh Jewish Community 1904-1947, Leon B. Scoratow 1997

Writing the World of Our Fathers and Mothers: The Fall and Rise of American Jewish Labor History, Susan Roth Breitzer 2011

sweating for Democracy. Workingclass Media and the Struggle for Hegemonic Jewishness, 1919-1941, Brian Craig Dolber 2011

Visions of a Jewish Future: the Jewish Bakers Union and Yiddish Culture in East Los Angeles, 1908-1942, Caroline Elizabeth Luce 2013

Jews, Labor, and Local Politics in New York City Daniel Soyer 2013

SHTARKER; The Convergence of Organized Crime and Organized Labor in New York Garment Industry, 1920-1940, David Yee 2014

Servants of Two Masters: The Dilemma of Grassroots Communist Leaders in the Cloakmakers' Strike of 1926, Jonathan Michaels

A Short History of Jews in the American Labor Movement, Bennett Muraskin



The Jewish Labour Movement in Palestine. Its Aims and Achievements, Poale Zion 1928

Revolutionary Constructivism. Essays on the Jewish Labor Movement in Palestine, Berl Katznelson 1937

The Histadrut. A Labour Commonwealth in the Making, Abraham Revusky 1938



The Jewish Labor Movement and European Socialism, Moshe Mishkinsky 1968

Jewish Labor in Interwar Poland Jack Jacobs 2013

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Historical Works

Karl Marx and Moses Hess, Sidney Hook 1934

The Life and Opinions of Moses Hess, Isaiah Berlin

Moses Hess, First of Modern Zionists, David Flakser [Israel Horizons] March 1962

Hess: Forerunner of Socialist Zionism, David Flakser [Israel Horizons] May 1962

Selected Works

Rome and Jerusalem. A Study in Jewish Nationalism, 1862



Jewish Solidarity, 1890.

Jews and Israelites, 1890.

Antisemitism: Its History and Causes, 1894.

Jewish Nationalism, 1898.

Anti-Semitism and Revolution, 1899.

The Social Conception of Judaism and the Jewish People, 1900

Writings on the Dreyfus case:

How to Condemn An Innocent Man

France at the Parting of the Ways

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On the Jewish Question, 1844

The Holy Family, 1845

Karl Marx and the Jewish Question, Louis Harap, Jewish Currents 1959

Marx and the Economic-Jew Stereotype, Hal Draper 1977

Marx and the Jewish Question: A Response to Julius Carlebach, Gary Ruchwarger 1979

Eleanor Marx: ’I Am a Jewess’, Henry R. Rosenthal



To the Organizing Committee, 1903

The Position of the Bund in the Party, 1903

Does the Jewish Proletariat Need an "Independent Political Party"?, 1903

To The Jewish Workers, 1905

The Nationalisation of Jewish Schools, 1913

"National-Cultural" Autonomy, 1913

Anti-Jewish Pogroms, 1919.

Lenin on the Jewish Question, 1934

What Lenin Said About the Jews, Andrew Rothstein

Lenin and the Jewish Question, Ben Joseph [A.B. Magil], Jewish Currents 1970

When Lenin Fought Anti-Semitism, Ruvim Groyer 1972

Books About Jews In Lenin’s Library G. Fraind

Lenin on the Jewish Question: The Theoretical Setting, Yoav Peled 1987



Report of the Siberian delegation, 1903

The Problem of Nationalities, from Trotsky’s “History of the Russian Revolution.”

The White Guards, 1919 (concerns anti-semitism of the White Army)

On the Jewish Problem, 1934

Thermidor and Anti-Semitism, 1938

On the Jewish Problem, 1937-40

Leon Trotsky on Zionism, 1950



Background Materials

The Theories of Ber Borochov and Their Place in the History of the Jewish Labor Movement, Abraham G. Duker 1937

Ber Borochov. Selected Essays in Socialist Zionism, S. Levenberg 1948

Borochov for Our Day. The Socialist-Zionist View of the Jewish People, Richard Yaffe, editor 1958

Borochovism, Moshe Zedek 1971

Ber Borochov. Towards a Portrait of a Socialist Zionist, Mitchell Cohen 1977

Selected Works

The National Question and the Class Struggle, 1905

The Question of Zion and Territory, 1905

Our Platform, 1906

Anti-Zionist Front, 1911

Difficulties of Poale Zion, 1913

Hebraismus Militans, 1913

Jewish Anti-Semitism, n.d.

Two Currents in Poale Zionism, 1915

National Helplessness versus National Self-Help, 1915

The Economic Development of the Jewish People, 1916

Nationalism and the World War, 1916

Reminiscences, 1916

The Terrorist and the Shomer, 1916

The Jubilee of the Jewish Labor Movement, 1916

Poalei Tziyon Peace Manifesto, 1917

Eretz Yisrael in Our Program and Tactics, 1917

Facing Reality, 1917

A. Lieberman: Father of Jewish Socialism, 1917

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The Jewish Labor Movement in Russia and Poland (from the 1870's to the founding of the Bund in 1897), Abraham Menes 1948

The Jewish Labor Movement in Russia and Poland (1897-1919), Raphael H. Abramovitch 1948

The Jewish Labor Movement and European Socialism, Moshe Mishkinsky 1968

Jewish Socialism in Eastern Europe: An Annotated Bibliography, Daniel Soyer 1980

Avraam Benaroya and the Impossible Reform, [on Jewish socialism in Salonika] Spyros Marketos 1999

The Tradition of Jewish Anti-Zionism in the Galician Socialist Movement, Rick Kuhn 2002

Jewish Socialism in Ottoman Salonica, H. Sükrü Ilicak 2002

Empire, Nationalism and the Jewish Question: Victor Adler and Otto Bauer, Wolfgang Maderthaner 2015

Tsum Folk Vel Ikh Fund Keyver Zingen: I Will Sing to the People from the Grave: The Emotions of Protest in the Songs of Dovid Edelshtat, John Samuel Lorber 2015



On the Problems of the Jewish Proletariat in England, 1904

Foundations of Christianity, 1908

Samuel Gompers, 1909

Are the Jews a Race?, 1914

Marxism and Anti-Semitism: Kautsky's Perspective, Jack Jacobs 1985



Background Materials

The Martyrdom of Hirsch Lekert, Sholom Levine 1948

Bund, Galuth Nationalism, Yiddishism, C. Bezalel Sherman 1958

A Great Collection. The Archives of the Jewish Labor Movement, 1965

The Last Battles of Old World Ideology in the Race for Identity and Communal Power: Communists vs. Bundists vs. Zionists in Mexico, 1938-1951, Adina Cemet-Singer 1967

The Jewish Bund Revisited, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Louis Harap 1974

Folkszeitung, a Jewish Socialist daily, J.S. Hertz [from The Jewish Press That Was] 1980

Bundism and Terrorism: The Hirsch Leckert Affair Leizer Janklewicz, Shmate, Vol. 1. No. 4 January 1983

Book Review: A Soviet Version of Bundist Histor, Harry Shukman 1985

Six Million and One. The Life and Death of Szmul Zygielbojm, Barry Smerin, Jewish Socialist #2 Summer 1985

Beneath Gathering Clouds [the Bund in Poland] Majer Bogdanski, Jewish Socialist #3 Autumn 1985

Bundism in England Benjamin Nadel, Jewish Socialist #6/7 Summer/Autumn 1986

An Interview with Victor Erlich Burton Levine, Shmate, Vol. 1. No. 14 Winter 1986

A Revolution in Jewish Life. The History of the Jewish Workers' Bund, Clive Gilbert 1987

The Bund - Like All the Jews, With All the Jews , Matitiahu Minc 1989

Purged from history [on the murders of Erlich and Alter] Majer Bogdanski, Jewish Socialist #24 October-December 1991

Socialist Mass Politics through Sport: The Bund's Morgnshtern in Poland, 1926-1939, Roni Gechtman 1999

Was the Jewish Labor Bund in Czarist Russia a "National Movement"?, Joshua Zimmerman 2003

National-Cultural Autonomy and 'Neutralism': Vladimir Medem's Marxist Analysis of the National Question, 1903-1920, Roni Gechtman 2007

Historiography on the General Jewish Labor Bund. Traditions, Tendencies and Expectations, Frank Wolff 2009

Eastern Europe Abroad: Exploring Actor-Networks in Transnational Movements and Migration History. The Case of the Bund, Frank Wolff 2012

The rise and fall of the Jewish Labour Bund, Sai Englert 2012

"Brothers and Sisters of Work and Need": The Bundist Newspaper Unzer Tsayt and its Role in New York City, 1941-1944, Saul Hankin 2013

A Party of Naysayers: The Jewish Labor Bund after the Holocaust, David Slucki 2013

Relations between the Bund and the Polish Socialist Party from a micro-historical perspective: Tarnow in the interwar period, Agnieszka Wierzcholska 2013

The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Labor Bund, Philip Mendes 2013

Between Socialism and Jewish Tradition: Bundist Holiday Culture in Interwar Poland, Daniel Mahla

Lost Worlds of Labour: Paul Olberg, the Jewish Labour Bund, and Menshevik Socialism, Håkan Blomqvist

Primary Works

Emigration and Immigration. A Report to the International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart, 1907 Boris Frumkin 1907

Report from the Delegate in the Emigration Commission at the International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart Shimon Ginzburg 1907

By K. Boris:

The Jewish Proletariat in Russia – Ten Years of the Bund, October 1907

The Electoral Manifesto of the Jewish “Bund” , October 1907

4,000 Stocking Workers in Wilno and Witebsk (Russia) on Strike, May 1908

May Day in Russia. Manifesto of the “Bund.”, May 1908

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On Terror Vladimir Medem 1918

The Struggle for Revolutionary Socialism Heinrich Ehrlich 1934

Stop Them Now. German Mass Murder of Jews in Poland Szmul Zygielbojm 1942

The Last Letter From Szmul Zygielbojm, the Bund Representative With the Polish National Council in Exile 1943

Zygielbojm's Last Letters Jewish Socialist #35 Spring 1996

The Murder of Heinrich Erlich and Victor Alter is a Blow Against the Soviet Union 1943

Murder As A Political Weapon Albert Glotzer 1943

Protest Ehrlich-Alter Murder Susan Green 1943

Jewish Labor Bund Bulletin, 1947-1953

The Position of the Bund on the Creation of the State of Israel, 1947-1948

Statement on Palestine and Zionism Issued by the New York Bund Organization 1947

Statement of the Jewish Socialist Organization in England, August 1947

Jewish Labor Bund and the Jewish-Arab War in Palestine April 1948

The State of Israel June 1948

The Jewish Labor Bund and the State of Israel Statement of the Executive of the Bund World Coordinating Committee June 1948

Truce in Palestine July 1948

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The Bund, Emanuel Scherer 1954

Jewish Labor Bund, 1897-1957 1958

Perspectives, Issue #1, Winter 1964

The Other Way, Issue #1, Spring 1971

For the rights of Jews in the USSR. Statement of the Co-ordinating Committee of the Bund on recent changes in the Soviet Union and their impact on Soviet Jews, Jewish Socialist, #12 Winter/Spring 1988



Anti-Semitism and the A.P.A., Daniel De Leon 1894

Plain Words to Boston Workingmen, Jew and Gentile, Daniel De Leon 1897

Butchers and Anti-Semitism, Daniel De Leon 1899

The "City of Zion", Daniel De Leon 1902

Anti-Semitism: Its Cause and Cure, Daniel De Leon 1903

The Bluff Called, Daniel De Leon 1904

The Garment Workers' Strike, Daniel De Leon 1913

Vampire Cahan, Daniel De Leon 1913

Socialism Answers Anti-Semitism, Eric Hass 1944

Daniel DeLeon, "Wandering Jew" of American Socialism: An Interpretive Analysis, L. Glen Seretan 1976



Historical Works

Abraham Cahan and the "Forward", Paul Novick 1951

Yiddish Speaking Socialists in America, 1892-1905, Bernard H. Bloom 1960

Yiddish Socialism: The Early Years, Paul Buhle 1977

Primary Works

Abraham Cahan: Socialist, Journalist, Friend of the Ghetto, Ernest Poole 1911

Report Submitted in Behalf of the Jewish Socialist Agitation Bureau to the Socialist Party National Convention, Jacob Panken May 1912

Report of the Jewish Translator-Secretary to the National Committee of the Socialist Party of America, J. B. Salutsky May 1913

Jewish Socialist Federation Endorses Majority War Resolution: Calls for Expulsion of Russell, Walling, & Stokes - To Establish Socialist Schools, 1917

Casino Crowd Cheers Hillquit, Not Slobodin: Jewish Socialist League Has Stormy Session When It Invades Harlem District, 1917

Abraham Cahan, William M. Feigenbaum 1918

Meyer London Urges Workmen's Circle to Support President, 1918

A Dream No Longer, Abraham Cahan 1918

The Jew and American Ideals, John Spargo 1921

Jewish Group in Party Will Convene Today, 1921

Jewish Group Seats Enemies of Party Unity, 1921

Loyal Jewish Socialists Quit Seceding Body, 1921

New Alliance is Created by Jewish Group, 1921

Can We Work for Socialism Outside the Socialist Party?, William M. Feigenbaum 1921

Cahan Says the Forward Supports the Party: Editor of Great Jewish Daily, Back from Europe, Declares Seceders Will be Fought - Praises Germans and Scores Communists Abroad,William M. Feigenbaum 1921

What the Workmen's Circle is Doing for its Unemployed Members , P. Geliebter 1931

Anti-Semitism in Italy, Angelica Balabanoff 1938

British Policy in Palestine, Bezalel Sherman 1939

Baruch Charney Vladeck, John Herling 1940

Songs of Freedom, Workmen's Circle 1975



Jews, Boers and Patriots, II, Belfort Bax 1899

B.S.P. In East London, Fineberg 1913

Jewish Social-Democrats and Zionism, 1918

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The Life and Death of Socialist Zionism, Jason Schulman 2003



Historical Works

Be Strong and Brave! A small youth movement in a sea of history. The Hashomer Hatzair Antwerp (1920-1948) , Janiv Stamberger 2013

Primary Works

Comintern Dances Into Pact, [on the Hitler-Stalin pact] 1939

The Path I Follow, Moshe Sneh 1948

Critique of United Workers Party Platform, Esther Valenska 1948

Interview with Dr. Sneh, L. Bruck 1949

Peace Front in Israel, 1950

Who Threatens Israeli Independence?, Moshe Sneh 1950

Outlook for Mapam, Freie Yisroel 1950

Editorial: The Prague Trial, [on the Slansky case] Israel Horizons January 1953

Al Hamishmar Editorial: "We Will Be Faithful to Our Vision", [on the Slansky case] Israel Horizons January 1953

Editorial: With Jewish Responsibility, [on Soviet anti-Zionism] Israel Horizons February 1953

Editorial: The Break in Soviet-Israel Relations, Israel Horizons March 1953

Israel Is In Danger, Moshe Sneh March 1953

Sneh's Defection from MAPAM, Israel Horizons March 1953

The Logic of Our Time, Meir Yaari [reply to Sneh] Israel Horizons March and April 1953

Socialist Theory and Jewish Territorial Concentration, Peretz Merhav Israel Horizons April 1953

What Faces Our Generation, Meir Yaari [Theses for MAPAM's Third Convention] 1957

Borochov for Our Day. The Socialist-Zionist View of the Jewish People, Richard Yaffe, editor 1958

B.Z. Goldberg's "Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union" [book review], Israel Horizons March 1962

Thoughts on the Soviet Jewish Position, Avraham Schenker, Israel Horizons April 1962

Ten Years Later, [on the murder of Soviet Jewish cultural leaders] B. Z. Goldberg, Israel Horizons October 1962

Background Material on the United Workers Party of Israel MAPAM, 1962

From Vision to Reality, Meir Yaari [Preparatory Theses for the 4th MAPAM Party Congress] 1963

Political Resolutions of the 4th MAPAM Party Congress, 1963

MAPAM, 1965

Israel 1968: On the Road to Socialism, Meir Yaari [for the 5th MAPAM Party Congress] 1968

The U.S. Communist Party Cracks the Whip, Israel Horizons 1969

What It Took to Make the Alignment, Dan Leon Israel Horizons 1969

The New Left, Israel and the Jewish People, Avraham Schenker Israel Horizons 1969

The Reality of American Jewry, [a Borochovist analysis of the American Jewish scene] Judd Teller Israel Horizons 1969

The Expulsion of Israel From the UN – What Purpose Would It Serve?

Profile of MAPAM, April 1984

Progressive Israel

MAPAM: The Middle East, International Affairs, June 1985

Young MAPAM: Program for the '80s, August 1985

MAPAM: Economic Program, The Middle East, International Affairs, January 1986

A Nation Under Siege: Nicaragua's Struggle for Survival, Avraham Rozenkier January 1986



The Jews and the War: Memorandum of the Jewish Socialist Labor Confederation Poale-Zion to the International Socialist Bureau, 1916

Poale Zionism: An Outline of Its Aims and Institutions, H. Fineman 1918

The Aims of Jewish Labor. Memorandum to the Socialist and Labor Democracy of the World, The Jewish Socialist Labor Party Poale-Zion of America 1918

Zionism and Socialism, Lewis Rifkind 1918

The Jewish Labour Movement in Palestine. Its Aims and Achievements, 1928

Essays on Socialist Zionism, Dr. Nachman Syrkin 1935

The Communists and the Arab Problem, Marie Syrkin n.d. [mid-1930s]

Revolutionary Constructivism. Essays on the Jewish Labor Movement in Palestine, Berl Katznelson 1937

Three Centuries of Growth. The American Jewish Community Today, C. Bezalel Sherman 1954

Bund, Galuth Nationalism, Yiddishism, C. Bezalel Sherman 1958

Periodicals of the Zionist Left, Moshe Erem [from The Jewish Press That Was] 1980

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Joseph Berger (1904-1978): The Comintern's and Münzenberg's Expert on Middle Eastern Affairs

East German Communists and the Jewish Question. The Case of Paul Merker Jeffrey Herf 1994

The Soviet Union and the Creation of the State of Israel, Prof. Gabriel Gorodetsky 2001

Moscow's Surprise: The Soviet-Israeli Alliance of 1947-1949, Laurent Rucker

Under the Red Banner. Yiddish Culture in the Communist Countries in the Postwar Era, Edited by Elvira Grözinger and Magdalena Ruta 2008

Jewish Communists in Paris between Local and International, Gerben Zaagsma 2009

Jewish National Communist Parties and the Comintern: A Non-Mutual Association, Serhiy Hirik 2013



Jewish Massacres and the Revolutionary Movement in Russia, Abraham Cahan 1903

From Emma Goldman's [“My Disillusionment in Russia” (Concerns fate of Jews in the Ukraine during the Civil War)]:




Karl Marx and Frederick Engels An Introduction to Their Lives and Work, Chapter 2, by David Riazanov 1927 (Discusses contribution of Jews to the formation of Communism).

Where the Ghetto Ends. Jews in Soviet Russia, Leon Dennen 1934

The Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union. An Analysis and a Solution, B.Z. Goldberg 1961

B.Z. Goldberg's "Jewish Problem in the Soviet Union" [book review], Israel Horizons March 1962

Critical Look at B.Z. Goldberg's Book, Louis Harap 1962

"Judaism Without Embellishment", [on the Kichko book] Jews in Eastern Europe 1964

The Soviet Book that shook the Communist World, [on the Kichko book] 1964

Jews in the Soviet Union, Solomon Rabinovich 1967

Caution Zionism!, Yuri Ivanov 1970

Zionism: Instrument of Imperialist Reaction, 1970

Anti-Semitism and the Soviet Anti-Zionist Campaign, Dave Davies 1980

Israel as a Factor in Soviet Anti-Semitism, Umberto Terracini 1984

From Soviet Jewry and Human Rights by Isi Leibler (2008) :

Reaction to Anti-Jewish Discrimination by Communists and Progressives Since 1958

Australian Communists, Progressives and Soviet Jewry



Appeal from the Executive Committee of the Communist International to the Workers of the Union of Jewish Communists (Poale Zion) Bulletin of the Executive Committee of the Communist International, #2 September 20, 1921

Appeal from the Executive Committee of the Communist International to the Members of the All-Jewish Workers Union ("The Bund") in Poland Bulletin of the Executive Committee of the Communist International, #2 September 20, 1921

On the Jewish Question, Frumkina at the Second Congress of the Communist International, 1920

Discussion of Poale Zion at the 4th Comintern Congress, 1922

Extracts from a Resolution of the ECCI Political Secretariat on the Insurrection Movement in Arabistan, 1929

Communism and the Jewish Question in Germany, The Communist, May 1933

Speech by Ridwan al Hilw (Yusuf), the Palestinian Delegate, to the 7th Comintern Congress, 1935

The Fighting in Palestine, Communist International January 1939



The Naftali Botwin Company, Mitch Abidor

Against Fascism - Jews who served in The International Brigade in The Spanish Civil War, Martin Sugarman

Jews in the International Brigades, Albert Prago 1979

Jewish Currents Readers' Forum on Jews in International Brigades, Alvah Bessie, Albert Prago, Morris U. Schappes 1980

Jewish Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: An Oral History John Gerassi, Shmate, Vol. 1. No. 5 April 1983

No Pasaran [Jews in the Spanish civil war] Mike Gerber, Jewish Socialist #6/7 Summer/Autumn 1986

Jewish volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. A case study of the Botwin company, Gerben Zaagsma 2001

Fighting for What?: Why Jewish Palestinian Volunteers Made Their Way to Spain, Rotem Herrmann 2012



General Historical Materials

The Jew and Communism. The Story of Early Communist Victories and Ultimate Defeats in the Jewish Community, U.S.A. 1919-1941, Melech Epstein 1959

Commitment and Crisis: Jews and American Communism, Tony Michels

A Voice on the Jewish Left, [on the Morning Freiheit] Arthur J. Saban 1987

Red Paradise: A Long Life in the San Diego Communist Movement, Toby Terrar

What We Did: The American Jewish Communist Left and the Establishment of the State of Israel, Dorothy M. Zellner

Portraits of Individual Jewish Communist Leaders

M. J. Olgin: Leader and Teacher, staff of Morning Freiheit 1939

From Melech Epstein's The Jew and Communism:

Olgin, A Man of Contrasts

Kalmen Marmor, His Communism Was a Puzzle

A. Bittelman, More Politician than Theoretician

Israel Amter, A Saintly Communist

Jack Stachel, The Organization Man

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Paul Novick: In Sorrow and Pride, Morris U. Schappes 1989

Early Struggles in the Jewish Communist Movement, 1922

Letter to the Bureau of the Jewish Federation, CPA from Abram Jakira, Secretary of the CPA, 1922

Administrative Council Outlines Negotiations with Jewish Bureau, States Present Position, 1922

Cable to the Workers Party of America in New York from Grigorii Zinoviev in Moscow, 1922

Comrades of the Jewish Federation! Stand by the Party, 1922

All Party Federations Condemn Breach of Discipline by Jewish Federation Bureau, 1922

Jewish Federation United: Statement to the Party by the Administrative Council, 1922

The CPUSA and the Jewish Question

The Struggle Against Anti-Semitism: A Program of Action for American Jewry, J. Soltin 1938

The Jewish People and the War, Earl Browder 1940

Jews in Action. Five Years of the Jewish Peoples Committee, 1941

Jewish Unity for Victory, Alexander Bittelman 1943

Should Jews Unite? Jewish People's Unity as a Force for American National Unity, Alexander Bittelman 1944

The Jew and His Culture, Nathan Ausubel 1945

Program for Survival: The Communist Position on the Jewish Question, Alexander Bittelman 1946

It's Happening in New York: Anti-Semitism Must be Stopped, John Arnold and Leon Harris 1947

To Secure Jewish Rights: The Communist Position, Alexander Bittelman 1947

Jewish Culture in America: Weapon for Jewish Survival and Progress, Nathan Ausubel 1948

Problems of Jewish Culture, Morris U. Schappes 1950

For A United Front Policy Among the Jewish People – Sharpen the Struggle Against Bourgeois Nationalism, John Williamson 1950

Jewish Life in the United States and the role of the "Morning Freiheit", Paul Novick 1957

Jews in the U.S.A., Paul Novick 1960

Jews in the U.S.A. and the role of the Jewish Press, Paul Novick 1962

Assimilation and the Jewish People, Paul Novick 1964

CPUSA Discussion on the Jewish Question, 1966-1967

Draft Resolution on the Jewish Question [for the the 18th National Convention, CPUSA] 1966

Nihilism, Bourgeois Nationalism and Assimiliation Paul Novick 1966

Yiddish Culture in West and East Judah Waton 1966

The Fight Against Anti-Semitism Hyman Lumer 1966

On the Draft Resolution Abe Strauss 1966

The Draft Resolution: Some Negative Aspects Irving Potash 1966

Comments on the Resolution Daniel Rubin 1966

The Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Part 2 Hyman Lumer 1967

Arab Chauvinism: A Reactionary Ideology Sid Resnick 1967

A Critical View of Waton on Yiddish Morris Serrof 1967

Further Probing Needed Jack Kling 1967

The Jewish Community Is A Reality D.N. 1967

On the Discussion and Conference on the Jewish Question National Secretariat, CPUSA 1967

Proposals for Improvement A. B. 1967

Some Criticisms A Midwest Friend 1967

Setting the Record Straight Judah Waton 1967

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Resolution on Work Among the Jewish People Adopted by the 21st National Convention, CPUSA 1972

Jewish-American Section, International Workers Order

The First Convention of the International Workers' Order, R. Saltzman 1931

Smash the Secret Weapon, 1944

Notes on the History of the Jewish American Section of the International Workers Order, R. Saltzman 1944

The English Speaking Jew and the Jewish-American Section, George Starr 1944

Towards Unity and Victory, R. Saltzman 1944

Post-War Jewish Problems, B. Z. Goldberg 1944

The Jewish Fraternalist, February-March 1950

Fighting Anti-Semitism and Jim Crow: "Negro-Jewish Unity" in the International Workers Order, Jennifer Young 2014

The CPUSA on Jews in the Socialist Countries

Jews in the Soviet Union, Joshua Kunitz 1934

The New Jew in the Soviet Union, Paul Novick 1947

Jews in the Soviet Union, Paul Novick and J. M. Budish 1948

The Truth About Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, Tom O'Connor 1948

Soviet Anti-Semitism: The Big Lie!, Moses Miller 1948

The Truth About the Prague Trial, Louis Harap 1953

The Jewish Problem in the USSR/On Trials and Purges, Joshua Kunitz and editors of Monthly Review 1953

Stalin and the Jewish People, [on Stalin's death] Louis Harap 1953

1956: US Communists React to Confirmation of the Destruction of Soviet Jewish Leaders and Institutions Under Stalin

What Happened to Soviet Jewish Culture? The first authentic statement and our comments, editors, Jewish Life 1956

Jewish Life reader responses to “What Happened to Soviet Jewish Culture?”

Letter to the editors of Jewish Life: Why Were They Silent?

Review and Reappraisal. Why did we fail to perceive and protest crimes against Jewish culture and leaders in the socialist countries?, editors, Jewish Life 1956

From Jewish Life readers on our June editorial

Toward Revival of Soviet Jewish Culture, editors, Jewish Life 1956

Soviet Jews: Latest Eyewitness Report, by Louis Harap 1956

Questions for Soviet Leaders, editors, Jewish Life 1956

A Memo to Soviet Leaders, various authors 1956

Letter to Jewish Life from Sid Resnick

Reply to Sid Resnick on the Bund Louis Harap

Talks with Soviet Leaders on the Jewish Question, J. B. Salsberg 1957

Jewish Problems in New Poland, Dr. David Sfard 1957

Views on Soviet Yiddish Culture, Jeremiah Lesser 1957

Approaches to Zionism, Paul Novick 1957

CP Resolution on Jews in the USSR, 1957

Soviet-Australian Letters on Jews of the USSR. An exchange of opinions on current Soviet policy, 1957

The "Soviet Encyclopedia" Article on "Jews", M. Mirski Jewish Life, 1957

Soviet Jewish Cultural Revival – A Year Later, Chaim Suller 1957

Levy's Book on the Soviet Jewish Question, Louis Harap 1958

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The Truth About Jews in the Soviet Union, Sofia Frey 1960

The Fraud of "Soviet Anti-Semitism", Herbert Aptheker 1962

"Soviet Anti-Semitism": The Kichko Book, editors, Political Affairs 1964

"Soviet Anti-Semitism": The Status of Soviet Jews, editors, Political Affairs 1964

"Soviet Anti-Semitism": A Cold War Myth, Hyman Lumer 1964

A Proper Approach to the National Question [in response to the Political Affairs editorials], Paul Novick 1965

Marxism and Assimilation, [response to Paul Novick] Hyman Lumer 1965

Jews in the Soviet Union, Paul Novick 1965

What Happened in Poland, Hyman Lumer 1969

"Saving Soviet Jews", Forence Fox 1986

U.S. Communists and Biro-bidjan

Report of the American ICOR Commission for the Study of Biro-bidjan and Its Colonization, 1929

The "Icor" and the Jewish Colonization in the U.S.S.R., A Rovner 1934

Nailebn (New Life), December 1936

10 Years of Biro-bidjan, S. Almazov 1938

Hitler or Stalin?, Chaim Zhitlovsky 1938

I Jewish State Rises in Birobidjan, J.M. Budish 1947

Birobidjan – The End of the Dream, Paul Novick 1984

Birobidjan: 50th Anniversary of a Tragedy, Paul Novick 1985

The CPUSA on Zionism and Palestine/Israel

Brown Shirts in Zion. Jabotinsky – The Jewish Hitler, Robert Gessner 1935

Zionism Today, Paul Novick 1936

Palestine Under the Britian's Heel, Alter Brody 1936

On the Communist Approach to Zionism, J. Sultan 1936

Zionism, Earl Browder 1936

Palestine: The Communist Position, Paul Novick 1936

Palestine – Land of Anti-Imperialist Struggle, Paul Novick 1936

The Meaning of the Palestine Partition, Earl Browder, John Arnold, CPGB 1937

Peace by Understanding. A Communist Rejects the Partition of Palestine, Paul Novick 1938

A Solution for Palestine, Paul Novick 1938

Solution for Palestine. The Chamberlain White Paper, Paul Novick 1939

Zionism and the Imperialist War, Paul Novick 1940

Light on Palestine, Moses Miller 1946

Crisis in Palestine, Moses Miller 1946

Terror in the Promised Land, Moses Miller 1946

Palestine: What Is the Solution?, Alexander Bittelman 1946

Crossroads in Palestine, R. S. Gordon 1947

Palestine: A Solution, Charles S. Abrams 1947

A Democratic Solution for Palestine, Alexander Bittelman July 1947

Palestine: Two Plans, John Stuart 1947

New Tasks and Realignments in the Struggle for the Jewish State in Palestine, Alexander Bittelman December 1947

Wall Street Sells Out the Jewish State, Alexander Bittelman 1948

The New State of Israel, Alexander Bittelman 1948

Class Forces in Israel's Fight for Independence, A. B. Magil 1949

Jerusalem, National Independence and Peace, Alexander Bittelman July 1950

Israel in Crisis, A. B. Magil 1950

What Program for U.S. Zionism?, Louis Harap 1952

Israel and Dollar Diplomacy, Victor Perlo 1953

Which Way Israel?, A. B. Magil 1956

Which Way Israel?, Hyman Lumer 1966

The Middle East Crisis, Hyman Lumer 1967

Arabs and Israelis: The Broken Peace, Tom Foley 1967

War and Peace in the Middle East, 1967

Israel Today: War or Peace?, Hyman Lumer 1970

The Middle East: Which Way to Peace?, Herbert Aptheker 1971

Israel: Image and Reality, Carl Bloice 1973

Zionism: Its Role in World Politics, Hyman Lumer 1973

Zionism – Is It Racist? Two Statements on the UN Resolution, Hyman Lumer, Meir Vilner 1975

The CPUSA – Morning Freiheit/Jewish Currents Split
Background Materials

The Communist Party, U.S.A. in Crisis, Lucy S. Dawidowicz 1956

The U.S. Communist Party Cracks the Whip, Israel Horizons 1969

Primary Materials

War and Peace in the Middle East, Paul Novick, Moshe Sneh et al 1967

The Jewish Question and the Left – Old and New. A Challenge to the New Left Morris U. Schappes 1969

The Jewish Problem in Poland Paul Novick 1969

How the Job Was Done in Poland, Yudel Korman, Jewish Currents 1970

The National and Jewish Question in the Light of Reality Paul Novick, 1970

Lenin and the Jewish Question, Ben Joseph [A.B.Magil], Jewish Currents 1970

The Morning Freiheit's "Balanced" Approach Joseph Levy, Jewish Affairs 1971

CPUSA Internal Documents on the Expulsion of Paul Novick from the Party

To All Districts and National Committee Members: Cover Letter

Letter to Members of the Political Committee, CPUSA Paul Novick June 22, 1971

Charges Preferred Against Comrade Paul Novick National Organizational Department, CPUSA

The Case of Paul Novick Hyman Lumer, Claude Lightfoot, Jose Ristorucci

Letter to the Members of the National Committee, CPUSA [in response to the charges against him] Paul Novick November 10, 1971

The Morning Freiheit and the Demonstration and the Israeli UN Mission Morning Freiheit Editorial November 28, 1971

Cover Letter and National Jewish Commission Response to Morning Freiheit Editorial on the Demonstration at the Israeli UN Mission

Decision of the Trial Committee in the Case of Paul Novick Daniel Rubin, National Organizational Secretary, CPUSA

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The Soviet Jewish Situation (1971) Louis Harap, Jewish Currents 1971

Communication: Blinded by National Chauvinism David Fried, Jewish Affairs 1971

What is Happening in the Morning Freiheit?, Editors of Sovetish Heimland 1972

The Morning Freiheit’s Bourgeois Nationalism Part 1, Part 2, Phil Honor 1972

A Letter to the Morning Freiheit by Carl Bloice, 1972

The USSR's "Friendly Critics" Hyman Lumer, Jewish Affairs 1973

Comment: Bourgeois Nationalism and the Morning Freiheit, Morris Rapoport 1973

Answering A Slanderous Attack: Can Terror Against Civilians Be Justified? Paul Novick

Letter to the Editor: Let Us Indeed Set The Record Straight!

Jewish Commission CPUSA Admits “Ogonyok” Article is Anti-Semitic, Attacks “Morning Freiheit” For Exposing it, Sid Resnick

Aptheker’s Attack on Paul Novick: The Assimilators and Their Slanders, Part I, Part II, Sid Resnick

The Morning Frieheit and the Situation of the Soviet Jews, Part 1, Part 2, N. Koppel, Jewish Affairs 1975

The Anti-Sovietism of the Morning Freiheit Statement of the National Jewish Commission, CPUSA, Jewish Affairs 1975

For Unity in the Progressive Movement: End Attacks and Slanders

The “Lies” of the Morning Freiheit

The Dubious Friends of New Jewish Agenda Sid Resnick

Letter to the Editor: On Unjustified Name Calling Against Honest Radicals

The Great October Revolution

The Zionist Movement Revisited, Louis Harap 1976

The Current Policies of the Morning Freiheit Statement of the CPUSA, Jewish Affairs 1977

Stalinism and the Jewish Question. Lenin's Basic Principles Violated, Louis Harap 1979

The Soviet Jewish Situation: A Progressive View, various authors 1980

Soviet Anti-Semitism Gets Official Sanction, Paul Novick 1981

The Anti-Zionist Campaign in the USSR: From August 12, 1952 to April 1, 1983, Paul Novick 1983

Umberto Terracini (1895-1983)

Article in ’Daily World’: How to Assure Defeat of The Anti-Reagan Coalition Sid Resnick

On Perverting History, Another View Sid Resnick

The Daily World And the Holocaust Against the Jews

August 12,1952: A Date One Dare Not Forget, Paul Novick 1986

The Jewish People and The National Question Morris Winchevsky

This is the Last Issue of The Morning Freiheit

There Will Be No More Freiheit in the Morgens by Paul Buhle


Ten Years ARTEF, 1937

Jews in American History, 1654-1865, Philip Foner 1945

Shylock and Anti-Semitism, Morris U. Schappes 1962

The Distorted "World of Our Fathers", Paul Novick 1977



Background Materials

'Jewish Communists' or 'Communist Jews'? The Communist Party of Great Britain and British Jews in the 1930s, Stephen M. Cullen

Manchester's Red Army [young Jews in the British Communist movement in the '30s] Mike Waite, Jewish Socialist #32 Autumn 1994

'If we were starry-eyed, it was because our eyes shone with faith in the future' [young Jews in the British Communist movement in the '30s] Aubrey Lewis, Jewish Socialist #32 Autumn 1994

The British Communist Party and Israel: From the Establishment of the Jewish State to the Invasion of Lebanon, [from June Edmunds' The Left's Views on Israel: From the Establishment of the Jewish State to the Intifada] 2013

British Palestine, British Communists, and the "Ideo-Logical" system of Labour Monthly, Emerson Bodde 2016

The CPGB and the Jewish Question

Jews and Fascism

A Useful Study of the Jewish Question, 1935

The Jewish Question, George Sacks 1938

Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Question, I. Rennap 1942

Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Question [A Review], Ivor Montagu 1942

Jews and the National Question, Hyman Levy 1958

Jews and the National Question: An Exchange, Hyman Levy and R. P. Dutt 1958

Discussion of the Jewish Question in Marxism Today 1959

An Old Problem Rediscussed, Bert Ramelson

On the Jewish Problem, Jack Rosenberg

On the Jewish Problem, Solly Kaye

On the Jewish Question, A. Waterman

On the Jewish Problem, L. Zaidman

On the Jewish Problem, Rueben Falber

On the Jewish Problem, William Gallacher

On the Jewish Problem, Michael Cohen

On the Jewish Problem: Reply to Discussion, Bert Ramelson

The CPGB on Zionism and Palestine/Israel

The Class Character of the Palestine Rising 1, 1930

The Class Character of the Palestine Rising 2, 1930

Statement on Palestine, British Section, League Against Imperialism 1930

The Events in Palestine, 1936

Is Palestine Prosperous?, 1936

Palestine: The Imperialist View, 1937

The Palestine Report, 1937

Partition is a Crime Against Arabs and Jews, 1937

Against the British Plan to Divide Palestine, William Gallacher, M.P. 1937

Open Letter to a Socialist-Zionist, 1938

The Arab-Jewish Conference, I. Rennap 1939

The Position in Palestine and the Path to Peace, I. Rennap 1939

War Effects in Palestine and the Near East, I. Rennap 1940

Declaration on Palestine, [at the Empire Communist Parties Conference, London on 26 February to 3 March 1947]

Zionism, Andrew Rothstein 1953

Israel and the Arab Middle East, R. Palme Dutt 1957



Background Materials

The Communist Movement in Palestine, 1919-1949

Communism versus Zionism: The Comintern, Yishuvism, and the Palestine Communist Party, Johan Franzén 2007

Reflections on a Silenced History. The PCP and Internationalism, Musa Budeiri 2012

Joseph Berger, Communist Activist in Palestine and Victim of Stalinism (1904-1978), Mario Kessler 2014


The Mikunis-Sneh Group: A Picture of Political Degeneration, Hyman Lumer Jewish Affairs 1970

The Strange World of Dr. Sneh, Phil Honor Jewish Affairs 1971

Revelations of M. Sneh's Path, Information Bulletin, Communist Party of Israel April 1972

Primary Works

After the Liquidated Balfour Declaration in Palestine, Meir Vilner 1939

The Anti-Imperialist Struggle in Palestine. Resolution of the IX Congress of the Communist Party of Palestine, 1945

Arab-Jewish Unity for the Solution of Palestine's Problems, Meir Vilner 1946

The Peoples of Palestine Struggle for National Independence, [For A Lasting Peace! For a People's Democracy! S. Mikunis 1948

Critique of United Workers Party Platform, Esther Vilenska 1948

Peace Front in Israel, 1950

Who Endangers Israel's Security?, Esther Vilenska 1950

Israel Is In Danger, Moshe Sneh March 1953

Israel, [on the Suez crisis] S. Mikunis 1957


Information Bulletin, [of the Foreign Relations Department of the Central Committee, Communist Party of Israel] November 1966, May-June 1967, July 1967.

War and Peace in the Middle East, 1967

Communism - Democracy - The Jewish People [Theses for the 16th Congress of the Communist Party of Israel], Moshe Sneh

Outline for Israel's Path to Socialism [Theses for the 16th Congress of the Communist Party of Israel], Esther Vilenska

The Real Gain For Israel Is a Peace Agreement, Esther Vilenska

MAKI Communists in Israel Decide to Dissolve

Shmuel Mikunis Leaves MAKI, Joins Esther Vilenska Group

A Peace Medal For Yasir Arafat, Esther Vilenska

Israeli Communists Differ On New Interim Agreement

Israel-Egypt Interim Agreement Debated By Israeli Left

Esther Vilenska


The Road to Peace in the Middle East, Wolf Ehrlich 1969

Two Years Since the June 1967 War, Meir Vilner 1969

We Shall Struggle to Prevent the Renewing of Battles, for Establishment of a Just and Lasting Peace!, Statement of the CC of the Communist Party of Israel on the Occasion of the 4th Anniversary of the June War 1971

Nevertheless It Does Move, and Will Go on Moving! 4 Years After the June War , Wolf Ehrlich 1971

Deteriorating Israeli Position in Africa, Emile Touma [The African Communist, #54, Third Quarter 1973]

Heroes of the War, Meir Vilner [The African Communist, #56, First Quarter 1974]

Israeli CP Leaders Condemn Terror Against Civilians

Zionism – Is It Racist? Two Statements on the UN Resolution, Hyman Lumer, Meir Vilner 1975

Rekakh and the 18th Conference, [Israel & Palestine Monthly Review, #56-57, February 1977]

The Non-Zionist Left Front, [in the 1977 Israeli Elections]

For a United Front: Interview with Uzi Burstein, General Secretary of the Israeli Communist Party's Political Bureau, Meir Vilner [Israel & Palestine Monthly Review, #83, March 1981]

Always Innovate While Learning Constantly from Past Experience, Speech of Meir Vilner on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Communist Party of Israel 1984



Background Materials

Portrait of a Jewish Professional Revolutionary: The Recollections of Joshua Gershman, Irving Abella 1977

A Catalogue of Shame: The Soviet Jewish Issue 25 Years ago and Now George Lewis 1985

The Promise: Communist Organizing in the Needle Trades, the Dressmakers' Campaign, 1928-1937, Mercedes Steedman 1994

Red Star Over Birobidzhan: Canadian Jewish Communists and the "Jewish Autonomous Region" in the Soviet Union, Henry Srebrnik 1999

Secular Yiddishkait: Left Politics, Culture, and Community, Ester Reiter 2002

Family Quarrel: Joe Salsberg, the 'Jewish' Question and Canadian Communism, Gerald Tulchinsky 2005

J. B. Salsberg: Communist or Communitarian?, Nathan Lev 2016

Primary Works

Palestine: What Is the Solution?, Tim Buck 1946

Talks with Soviet Leaders on the Jewish Question, J. B. Salsberg 1957

Views on Soviet Yiddish Culture, Jeremiah Lesser 1957

Ideology Distorted and Trampled, George Lewis (Toronto) (Canadian Jewish Outlook)

In Canada: United Jewish People’s Order Issue Statement On Israel and Mideast

Canadian Jew Answers Max Kagan Letter to USSR

Eleanor Marx: ’I Am a Jewess’, Henry R. Rosenthal



Background Materials

The Defection of Jozef Swiatlo and the Search for Jewish Scapegoats in The Polish United Workers' Party, 1953-1954 L.W. Gluchowski

The Nationalist Right under Communism: Boleslaw Piasecki and the Polish Communists, 1944-1979 , Mikolaj Kunicki

The Anti-Zionist Campaign in Poland 1967-1968 , Dariusz Stola

From Oblivion to Memory. Poland, the Democratic Opposition and 1968 , Andrea Genest 2013

Primary Works

Jewish Problems in New Poland, Dr. David Sfard, Jewish Life 1957

The Jewish Problem in Poland Paul Novick 1969

What Happened in Poland, Hyman Lumer 1969

Wrecking the Polish Jewish Community, Yudel Korman, Jewish Currents 1970

How the Job Was Done in Poland, Yudel Korman, Jewish Currents 1970

What Has Changed in Poland?, Julius Katz-Suchy, Jewish Currents 1971

The End of a Thousand Years. The Recent Exodus of the Jews from Poland, compiled and edited by Itche Goldberg and Yuri Suhl 1971

The Polish-Jewish emigration of 1968 and their view of Poland, Jakob Hurrle

Polish Leadership Regrets 1968 Anti-Semitic Campaign, Sid Resnick



Jewish National Communist Movement in Iraq. A Case of Anti-Zionist League in 1946, Akira Usuki

The Last Battles of Old World Ideology in the Race for Identity and Communal Power: Communists vs. Bundists vs. Zionists in Mexico, 1938-1951, Adina Cemet-Singer 1967

The Jews in Algeria:

Decree declaring the Jews natives to Algeria to be French citizens, 1870

To the Israelites of Algeria, FLN-ALN General Staff 1962

Cuba's Position on the Middle East Crisis, 1967

Jewish Citizens of Socialist Yugoslavia: Politics of Jewish Identity in a Socialist State, 1944-1974 , Emil Kerenji 2008

Jewish Communists in Inter-War Salonika: Balancing Between Communism and Nationalism, [from Politics of the Jewish Community of Salonika in the Inter-War Years] Maria Vassilikou 1999

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A. Leon, Ernest Mandel 1947

The Jewish Question, A Marxist Interpretation, Abram Leon. 1946



British Policy in Palestine, October 1938

The Jewish-Arab Conflict, November 1938

Class Politics in Palestine, June 1939

Middle East at the Crossroads I, 1945

Middle East at the Crossroads II, The Role of Zionism, 1946

Middle East at the Crossroads III, The Role of Stalinism, 1946

Palestine Strike. Arab and Jews Unite, 1946

A New British Provocation in Palestine, 1946

Terrorism in Palestine Are the Terrorists Anti-Imperialist?, 1946

On the Irresponsible Handling of the Palestine Question, 1946

The Struggle in the Middle East, 1967

Roots of Israel's violence, 1982.

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust, 1998.



The Jewish Question, Jack Weber 1938

Zionism and the Lion, Ben Herman 1938

The Palestine Question, Paul Koston 1939

Zionism and the Arab Struggle, The Spark 1939

Notes on the Jewish Question, Charles Crompton 1939

A Program of Action for Palestine, Haor (El Nour) 1939

Rebuttal on the Palestine Question, The Spark 1939

The Plight of the European Jews, Fourth International 1946

Zionism and the Jewish Question in the Near East, Fourth International 1946

Jewish Question Since World War II, Ernest Mandel 1946

Draft Theses on the Jewish Question Today, Ernest Mandel 1947

Editorial: The Arab-Jewish War in Palestine, The Militant 1948

The Trotskyist Position in Palestine, Kol Ham'amad 1948

Zionism and the Middle East. The Aftermath of the Jewish-Arab War, S. Munier 1949

Notes on the Israeli Economy, a Palestinian Trotskyist 1949

Burning Issues of the Mid-East Crisis, Peter Buch 1969

Palestinian Liberation and Israel, Peter Buch 1969

Kibbutzim Children, Constance Weissman 1970

Resolution on Israel and the Arab Revolution, adopted at the Twenty-Fourth National Convention of the SWP in August 1971



The Jewish Question and Anti-Semitism

The Saturday Evening Post Slanders the Jewish People, Irving Howe 1942

Why Fascists Use Anti-Semitic Lies, Susan Green 1942

American Jewish Conference Reveals Terrible Plight of World Jewry, William Gorman 1943

Anti-Semitism on the March, William Gorman 1943

Labor Must Organize the Fight Against Anti-Semitism, Susan Green 1944

Marxism and the Jewish Question, New International 1946

Assimilation Utopian: Self-Determination Of The Jews, Edward & Albert Findley 1946

Anti-Semitism and Polish Labor, A. Rudzienski 1947

The Jewish Problem After Hitler, Albert Gates 1947

Views on Anti-Semitism, Leon Shields 1949


Jewish Colonization in Palestine, Karl Minter 1942

Nazi Pogroms Threaten Unarmed Palestine Jews, Albert Gates 1942

Whither Zionism? Wither Jewry?, Karl Minter 1943

Whither Zionism? Wither Jewry? - II, Karl Minter 1943.

Whither Zionism? Wither Jewry? - III, Karl Minter 1943

A "Dreyfus Case" in Palestine, William Gorman 1943

The Jewish Question and Palestine, Labor Action 1944

Comments on Articles on Zionism, Ben Hall 1944

Palestine ...Political Divisions; The Coming Elections, William Gorman 1944

British Policy Reason for Moyne Murder, William Gorman 1944

For Self-Determination in Palestine, Leon Shields 1946

The Meaning of Self-Determination. A Reply to Leon Shields, Albert Gates 1946

The Jews of Europe and Immigration to Palestine, New International 1946

Free Immigration Everywhere. Free Palestine with Majority Rule, National Committee, Workers Party 1946

No Immigration to Palestine. Arab Freedom the Main Issue, W. Brooks 1946

Four Recent Books on Palestine, William Gorman 1947

[Jews and Palestine], W. Brooks 1947

What's Ahead for Palestine?, Al Findley 1948

Partition One Thing; Aid to Jews Another, Albert Goldman 1948

How to Defend Israel. A Political Program for Israeli Socialists, Hal Draper 1948

The Jewish Question and Israel, Resolution Adopted by the Independent Socialist League 1951

Israel on its 4th Anniversary, Al Findley 1952

Israel's Laboristic Economy, Al Findley 1956

Israel's Arab Minority: The Beginning of a Tragedy, Hal Draper 1956

Israel's Arab Minority: The Great Land Robbery, Hal Draper 1957



What Zionism Wants, Larry Hochman May 1957

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, A Jewish Socialist June 1957

Message of the Non-Jewish Jew, Isaac Deutscher September 1958

The Jewish Tradition, A California Reader January 1959



Palestine the Pawn, 1938

The Jews Abandoned, 1939

The Left Wing Zionists and the Fourth International, Rose Carson 1943

Zionism - An Outpost of Imperialism. Open Letter to Labour Party Conference by a Group of Palestine Socialists, 1944

Palestine - The Anglo-American Commission of Enquiry, 1946



Israel and Imperialism (A brief analysis), N. Israeli 1968

Israel: The Hijack State, John Rose 1986

Zionism: False Messiah, Lance Selfa 1998

How the West Stood By ... While Six Million Died, Annie Zirin 1999

Palestine solidarity in Israel, Chanie Rosenberg 2001



Zionism - What It Is and How To Fight It, Nigel Ward

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The Birth of Israel, Jean-Paul Sartre 1949

The Pierre Goldman Affair.

Survivors, on the question of participation of Jews in May 1968 events in France

'We Are All German Jews': Exploring the Prominence of Jews in the New Left , Philip Mendes 2009

Young French Jews of 1968: Oral Histories, Robert Weiner 2015



The Jewish Question and the Left – Old and New. A Challenge to the New Left Morris U. Schappes 1969

Arab-Israeli Debate: Toward A Socialist Solution, Jewish Liberation Project vs. Committee to Support Middle East Liberation 1970

The Failure of Jewish Radicalism, Bill Novack 1971

6 by Progressive Jewish Youth, 1974

A Prediction: The Reemergence of Socialism Among Jews , Arthur Liebman 1979

Jewish Red Diaper Babies [from red diaper babies, Judy Kaplan and Linn Shapiro, eds. 1985]

Studies on the Left

Arendt's Eichmann and Jewish Identity , Norm Fructher Winter 1965


The Chutzpah Collective: An Introduction

Why We're Called Chutzpah, Jeffry (Shaye) Mallow for the Collective

Liberation of a Jewish Radical, Ruth Balser

Jewish, Radical and Proud, Miriam Socoloff and Henry Balser

The Joys of Socialism, the Heartbreak of Capitalism, Miriam Socoloff, Leo Schlosberg, Myron Perlman, Barbara Pruzan Perlman, Mirian Henriquez Nudel, Maralee Gordon, Alan Chill, and Robbie (Scholem) Skeist

In the Ranks of Liberation: The Jewish Workers' Bund, Myron Perlman

That's Funny, You Don't Look Anti-Semitic: Perspectives on the American Left, Steven Lubet and Jeffry (Shaye) Mallow

Religious Socialism, Henry Balser

Why We Write About Gay Liberation, Miriam Socoloff, Leo Schlosberg and Jeffry (Shaye) Mallow for the Collective

Solidarity and Self-Respect: Coming Out Jewish at the Socialist Feminist Conference, Susan Schechter

Guilt Tripping: The Middle East Debate in the National Lawyers Guild, Steven Lubet and Mirian Henriquez Nudel

The Way to Peace: Two Peoples, Two States, Robbie (Scholem) Skeist for the Collective

The Rosenberg Case: We Are All Your Children, Vicki Gabriner

Radical Zionist Alliance

National Liberation and the Jewish Woman Sheryl Baron 1971

Radical Political Irbutz in Israel David Mandel

Nitzotz, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 1972

A Radical Zionist's Critique of the Jewish Defense League by David Mandel

Jewish Socialist Critique

Jewish Socialist Critique, Issue #1, Fall 1979

Statement of the Editorial Collective
Marx and the Jewish Question: A Response to Julius Carlebach by Gary Ruchwarger
The Holocaust Season: A Singer's Story by Karen Bogen
This Passover or the Next I Will Never be in Jerusalem by Hilton Obenzinger
Epilogue: The Reemergence of Socialism Among Jews by Arthur Liebman
The War of Independence by Hannah Davis
Waskowrestling by David Forbes
Grandmothers and Granddaughters: The Struggle for Women's Rights in Israel by Gershon Shafir

Jewish Socialist Critique, Issue #2, Winter 1980

Blacks and Jews: Class and Ethnic Consciousness by Michael Cholden-Brown and David Forbes
’And Tomorrow Will Be Even Nicer’ by Larry Bush
Poem: The Bionic Messiah by J.K. Farbstein
Socialist-Zionism: the Untenable Synthesis by Gary Ruchwarger
Class, Culture and Woody Allen by Samuela Evans
Poem: You Want Me To Believe by Jan Heller Levi
Jewish Socialism in Eastern Europe: An Annotated Bibliography by Daniel Soyer

Jewish Socialist Critique, Issue #3, Spring-Summer 1980

Letter from the Collective
Anatomy of a Fascist Party by Jack Eisner
In Pursuit of a Holocaust Consciousness. Jews in West Germany by Jack Zipes
Rediscovering Papercuts – A Jewish Folk Art by Madelyn Katzman
From Cultural Pluralism to Revolutionary Internationalism: Jewish Identity and the New York Jewish Intellectuals in the early 1930s by Alan M. Wald
Poem: The Monongahela River by Yuri Suhl
Interview with Martin Birnbaum by Paul Buhle
Poem: Sweatshop Bard on the Lower East Side by Mark Stein
Interview with Maxim Ghilan by Gary Ruchwarger for the JSC
Film Review: Free Voice of Jewish Labor: The Jewish Anarchists by Victor Treschan
Poem: The Grandmother by Irwin Rosen

Jewish Socialist Critique Pamphlet #1: The Jews of the Diaspora or the Vocation of a Minority, Richard Marienstras 1983

Jews for Urban Justice

The Oppression and Liberation of the Jewish People in America

Medem Jewish Socialist Group

Medem Jewish Socialist Group, Daniel Soyer, Shmate April/May 1982

Medem Jewish Socialist Group: Statement of Principles, 1983

Jews and the Left. An Exchange with Paul Buhle and Arthur Liebman


Resistance and the Holocaust Steve Fankuchen, Vol. 1, No. 1 April/May 1982

Holocaust Resistance: An Annotated Bibliography James Bennett, Vol. 1, No. 4 & 5 January and April 1983

Bundism and Terrorism: The Hirsch Leckert Affair Leizer Janklewicz, Vol. 1. No. 4 January 1983

Jewish Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: An Oral History John Gerassi, Vol. 1. No. 5 April 1983

Jewish Holidays and the Left Burton Levine, Vol. 1. No. 13 Fall 1985

An Interview with Victor Erlich Burton Levine, Vol. 1. No. 14 Winter 1986

Henri Curiel - I Mitchell Abidor, Nos. 21/22 Spring 1989

Henri Curiel - II Maxim Ghilan, Nos. 21/22 Spring 1989

Jewish Solidarity Caucus, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

DSA Jewish Solidarity Caucus 2017



The New Reasoner

Document: Gramsci on the Jews, 1959

Universities & Left Review

The Wandering Jew as Thinker and Revolutionary, Isaac Deutscher 1958

Jewish Socialist Group

Articles from Jewish Socialist magazine:

Six Million and One. The Life and Death of Szmul Zygielbojm, Barry Smerin, #2 Summer 1985

Soviet Jews: Myth and Reality, Stephen Shenfield, #2 Summer 1985

Beneath Gathering Clouds [the Bund in Poland] Majer Bogdanski, #3 Autumn 1985

Zionism and Jewish Identity John Bunzl, #3 Autumn 1985

No Pasaran [Jews in the Spanish civil war] Mike Gerber, #6/7 Summer/Autumn 1986

Bundism in England Benjamin Nadel, #6/7 Summer/Autumn 1986

Cable Street - 50th Anniversary Benjamin Nadel, #6/7 Summer/Autumn 1986

Zionism and Anti-Zionism. Beyond the Slogans Roberto Sussman, #8 Winter 1986/7

Jewish Workers' Bund 90th Anniversary #11 Autumn 1987

90 years on Julia Bard, #11 Autumn 1987

A child of the Bund Esther Brunstein, #11 Autumn 1987

For the rights of Jews in the USSR. Statement of the Co-ordinating Committee of the Bund on recent changes in the Soviet Union and their impact on Soviet Jews, #12 Winter/Spring 1988

To be Jews among socialists ... and socialists among Jews [on the history of the Jewish Socialist Group] David Rosenberg, #19 Spring 1990

"I'm hated therefore I am" [on assimilationism on the Left] Michael Rosen, #21 Autumn 1990

Purged from history [on the murders of Erlich and Alter] Majer Bogdanski, #24 October-December 1991

Reaching the parts [on Jews and Socialism in the '90s] Adam Lent, #24 October-December 1991

Learning to Live without Zionism [on Jews and Socialism in the '90s] David Rosenberg, #25 January-March 1992

95 years young [Bund anniversary] Mike Heiser, #28 January-March 1993

You go your way and I'll go mine [beyond Zionism. An alternative Jewish identity] Mark Levine, #31 Spring 1994

Quotation marks and the Jewish question [postmodernism and Jewish identity] Stanley Mitchell, #32 Autumn 1994

Manchester's Red Army [young Jews in the Communist movement in the '30s] Mike Waite, #32 Autumn 1994

'If we were starry-eyed, it was because our eyes shone with faith in the future' [young Jews in the Communist movement in the '30s] Aubrey Lewis, #32 Autumn 1994

Zygielbojm's Last Letters #35 Spring 1996

A Day to Relate, Debate and Celebrate 100 Years of Jewish Socialism, #38 Spring 1998

Bund Centenary: International Party, Michael Heiser, #38 Spring 1998

Bund Centenary: Our History in Their Hands, David Rosenberg, #38 Spring 1998

Bund Centenary: Forget them not, Marek Edelman Jewish Socialist #38 Spring 1998

Contested territories, [Bundism and Zionism] David Rosenberg, #38 Spring 1998

Other JSG publications:

Facing Up to Antisemitism. How Jews in Britain Countered the Threats of the 1930s , David Rosenberg 1985

A Revolution in Jewish Life. The History of the Jewish Workers' Bund, Clive Gilbert 1987

Jewish revolutionaries, revolutionary Jews Daniel Randall, 2015



General Background

The New Left in Israel, Reuven Avinoam 1973

The Palestine question analyzed in the light of marxist politics, Reuven Kaminer

Background Materials

Matzpen: A Short History

Matzpen: Fundamental Principles

Matzpen: Revolutionary anti-Zionism in Israel, Doug Enaa Greene 2014

Primary Materials

Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace (Israel and the Arabs 1948-1961), N. Israeli (Akiva Orr and Moshé Machover) 1961

The Other Israel. A Critique of Zionist History and Policy, 1968

Matzpen. A Collection of Political Statements, 1967-1969

Zionism and Palestine, Avika Orr 1971

The Other Israel. The Radical Case Against Zionism, Arie Bober, editor 1972

Letter to Israel & Palestine Monthly Review on Matzpen-Marxisti, M. Warshawski [Israel & Palestine Monthly Review #61-62, August-September 1977]

Zionism or Human Rights?, [on Soviet Jews] Moshé Machover 1978

The unJewish State. The Politics of Jewish Identity in Israel, Avika Orr 1983

Israel: Politics, Myths and Identity Crises, Avika Orr 1994

Is it Apartheid?, Moshé Machover 2004

Zionism - A Major Obstacle, Moshé Machover 2005

Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution, Moshé Machover 2006


Siach. Israel New Left, 1971

Siach: Principles, 1972


Shasi on Zionism 1971


Moked, 1973


Changes on the Left

Sheli's Power, Binyamin Aktzin [Israel & Palestine Monthly Review #79, March 1980]

"Change - Only Under International Pressure:" An Interview with Meir Pail, [Israel & Palestine Monthly Review #83, March 1981]