Dr. Rona[Rona Yona] Yona

Dr. Rona Yona



Scope of Research: Modern Jewish History, Israeli History, Labor Studies


Academic Background: A social and cultural historian of Labor and Jewish nationalism in Israel and Europe, focusing on the relation between the local and the global, on the fabrication of identities, pioneering, social stratification, institution building and the formation of cultural-political hegemonies.


Selected Publications



Zionists without Borders: Polish Pioneers and the Rise of the Labor Movement, 1923-1936, Magnes Press, Jerusalem (2021, Hebrew)


Edited Volumes:

Rona Yona (ed.), Israel: Children and Zionist Nation Building Vol. 29 (2022). Guest editor: Yael Darr (Hebrew).


Rona Yona (ed.), Israel: Colonial Encounters during the Mandate Period Vols. 27-28 (2021). Guest editors: Motti Golani and Arie Dubnov (Hebrew).


Rona Yona (ed.), Israel: Mandate Days – Britons, Jews and Arabs Vol. 24 (2016). Guest editor: Motti Golani (Hebrew).


Rona Yona (ed.), Israel: Hashomer Hatzeir Vol. 23 (2016). Guest editors: Aviva Halamish and Alon Gan (Hebrew).



Rona Yona, “From Russia to Palestine via Poland: The shifting center of Socialist Zionism”, Contemporary European History Vol. 30/4 (2021) 513-527


Rona Yona, “Jewish Politics without Borders: How Ben Gurion Won the Elections to the Zionist Congress of 1933” POLIN Vol. 35 (due 2022)


Rona Yona, “Yiddish speaking Hebrews: Language and Distribution in Hechalutz Press in Interwar Poland,” Gal-Ed Vol. 25 (2017) 101-129 (Hebrew)


Rona Yona, “A Kibbutz in the Diaspora,” Journal of Israeli History Vol. 31/1 (2012) 9-43


Rona Yona, “Zionist Terminology and the Jewish Sources: Berl Katznelson and the Creation of the Term ‘Hanchalat Halashon’ (Bequeathing the Language),” Hebraic Political Studies Vol. 2/4 (2007) 448-469


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