No Less Passionate and Committed: Argentine Sephardi Youth and the Creation of the State of Israel
Tel Aviv University
Adriana Brodsky is an Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue her project “Navigating Multiple Diasporas: Argentine Sephardi Youth at Home and in Israel, 1948-1976” at Tel Aviv University. The project follows young Sephardim who lived in the Jewish and Sephardi diasporas, creating strong ties to Argentina and learning political lessons that they applied to their Zionist work. When they migrated to Israel, they struggled to adapt to the circumstances, continued to feel like Argentines, and became identified as Latin Americans. The study reveals a reality that speaks to the modern condition, and underscores the role of youth in reconfigurations of ethnic, diasporic, and national identities.