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Bloom, Cecil

Cecil Bloom lives in Leeds, England. Now retired, he spends much of his time researching aspects of Jewish history, music, and literature. His work has appeared widely in the Jewish media.

Music without boundaries:  Dmitri Shostakovich and the Jews
This article traces through the Jewish elements, motifes and influences in Dmitri Shostakovich's work, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. The article celebrates the 100th anniversay in September of the birth of Shostakovich in 1906. [Full article...]
Artistic Expressions > Music

Zionist Biography:  Aaron Aaronsohn: Agronomist, Spy, Zionist
Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-1919) was a member of the remarkable Aaronsohn family who were early chalutzim in Eretz Yisrael, and he became the leading agronomist in the country. His work was of great importance in the development of agriculture there, but if indeed he is remembered, it is not for this but for his role in espionage work in Palestine carried out for the British Army, his general supportive role to the British in their fight to wrest Palestine from Turkey, and for his subsequent pro-Zionist work. The successful British campaign against Turkey was helped materially by his unparalleled knowledge of Palestine. [Full article...]
Jewish History > 1860-1948: Early Zionist Age
Jewish History > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age
Zionism > Who is a Zionist?
Zionism > Zionism Revisited