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Eliyana R. Adler

Eliyana R. Adler is a doctoral student in Jewish history at Brandeis University. She holds a B.A. in history and Jewish studies from Oberlin College and a joint master’s degree in women’s studies and Judaic studies from Brandeis University.

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Lucy S. Dawidowicz

In her essay entitled “What is the Use of Jewish History?” Lucy S. Dawidowicz wrote that ahavat Yisrael, the love of the Jewish people, was a crucial ingredient in writing Jewish history. She went on to say that “Some people think that the professional historian’s personal commitments—to his people, his country, his religion, his language—undermine his professional objectivity. Not so. Not so, as long as historians respect the integrity of their sources and adhere strictly to the principles of sound scholarship. Personal commitments do not distort, but instead they enrich, historical writing.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Eliyana R. Adler." (Viewed on August 23, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/adler-eliyana>.

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