New York, Federation of American Zionists, 1918. Item #42463
Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 7 pages. 22 cm. Brandeis (1856–1941), was a “U. S. Jurist, the first Jew to be appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court….When Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912 on a platform of the New Freedom, he turned to Brandeis for counsel in translating ideas of political and social reform into the framework of legal institutions. In 1916 Wilson nominated Brandeis as a justice of the Supreme Court, precipitating a contest over confirmation in the Senate that lasted more than four months…confirmation was finally voted on June 1, 1916” (Freund in EJ 2007). Remaining on the supreme court until 1939, Brandeis delivered more than 600 judgments, coining the term, the "right to privacy," and ruling against monopolies and in favor of workers’ rights and affordable life insurance. Outside the courtroom, from about 1910 on, he was a strong supporter of Zionism. “Brandeis’s desire to help Eastern European Jewry find a safe haven in Palestine was heightened by his contact in 1910 with Russian immigrant garment workers, whom he met while mediating a strike. He saw in these Jews a democratic spirit and idealism he had not expected. In 1913, Brandeis agreed to chair a Zionist meeting in Boston. Not content to be a mere figurehead, by 1915 Brandeis became Zionism’s leading public spokesman in America… By 1917, the American Zionist movement increased its membership tenfold to 200,000 members. The American Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs, which Brandeis chaired, raised millions to relieve Jews who were suffering throughout war-torn Europe,” (from Feldberg’s “Louis D. Brandeis and American Zionism,” The Jewish Federation of North America). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. Juifs -- Restauration. Jewish question. OCLC: 4599570 Our colleague offers a copy of this same edition for over $8000.00. Buy ours instead. Spine rebacked. Institutional stamps & notations on cover, Good Condition overall. (AMR-67-38-+).