Daniel Mahla

Contact: mdm2133@columbia.edu

Daniel Mahla is a Ph.D. candidate in Jewish history at the Department of History at Columbia University. He is currently in the process of finishing his doctoral thesis entitled “Orthodoxy in the Age of Nationalism: Agudat Yisrael and the Mizrahi Movement in Germany, Poland and Palestine 1912-1948” under the supervision of Michael Stanislawski.  Before coming to Columbia, Daniel did a master’s degree (Magister) in History, Political Science, and Jewish Studies at Humboldt and Freie Universities in Berlin. He was a visiting graduate at Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 2003-2005 and studied the Polish language in the summer semester of 2006 at the Catholic University in Lublin.

Publications:

1. “Between Socialism and Jewish Tradition. Bundist Holiday Culture in Interwar Poland,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 24 (2010), 177-189.

2. Review of Bjork, James, Neither German Nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference in a Central European Borderland. H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews. February, 2009. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24091.

Daniel Mahla