Gil Ribak

About Gil Ribak


Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews Among Jewish Immigrants

Coures Taught at  The Univeristy of Arizona

JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Jewish People in America

JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics (1848-1948)

Courses Taught in the Past

  • Introduction to American Jewish History
  • The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics, 1848-1948
  • Introduction to Jewish Civilization
  • Jewish-Gentile Relations in Urban America
  • Neighbors and Strangers: Jewish-Blacks Relations in the United States
  • U.S. History From the Civil War to the Present

Dr. Gil Ribak is the Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies for 2010-2012. Dr. Ribak earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (August 2007). He is a former Fulbright dissertator and the former Lewin Postdoctoral Fellow in American Jewish History at Washington University in St. Louis (2007-2008). Dr. Ribak was recently elected as a member of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Academic Council.

Dr. Ribak published articles in American Jewish History, Israel Studies Forum, Kivunim Chadashim, Midstream and Zmanim. Last year Dr. Ribak published the article “A Jew for All Seasons: Henry Kissinger, Jewish Expectations, and the Yom Kippur War”, in Israel Studies Forum (Winter 2010). Dr. Ribak’s book, Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews among Jewish Immigrants was recently published by Rutgers University Press. In addition, Dr. Ribak is about to publish two new articles: the first is “’A Victory of the Slavs Means a Deathblow to Democracy’: The Onset of World War I and the Images of the Warring Sides among Jewish Immigrants in New York, 1914-1916”, in Yigal Levin and Amnon Shapira (eds.), War and Peace in Jewish Tradition: From the Ancient World to the Present (Oxford, UK: Routledge, forthcoming 2011). The second is “’You Can’t Recognize America’: American Jewish Perceptions of Antisemitism as a Transnational Phenomenon after World War I”, in Christian Wiese and Cornelia Wilhelm (eds.), The History of American Jewry: Transcending the European Experience? (London: Continuum, forthcoming 2012).

In the spring of 2011 Dr. Ribak organized a series of Yiddish films and lectures on campus. In the Fall 2011 semester he teaches two sections of “Modern Jewish History”: one is a survey of American Jewish History, while the second is titled “The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics, 1848-1948”, which looks at the appearance of Jewish politics in Eastern Europe, the U.S., and the Land of Israel. Dr. Ribak’s interests are Jewish History, Yiddish Culture, American immigration history, and inter-ethnic relations.

Ma'ariv published an article (in Hebrew) by Gil Ribak.

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Gil Ribak
Assistant Professor, Judaic Studies
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