Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine is Associate Professor of Politics and Head of the School of Political Science and International Relations of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). He has been a visiting professor at universities in both Kobe and Tokyo in Japan. He is the author of The New Zealand Jewish Community (Lexington Books and JCPA, 1999).

Publications by Stephen Levine

The Constitutional Documents of New Zealand Jewry

Very far removed from the rest of world Jewry, the New Zealand Jewish community is, nevertheless, one that interacts with world Jewry as best it can and whose organizational structures will be instantly recognizable to anyone active in Jewish affairs. Insights into New Zealand Jewry, its purposes and values, can be gained by examining the ways in which the community has defined itself through formal constitutional documents. As elsewhere, so too in New Zealand, those Jews taking part in communal activities have equipped themselves with constitutional reference points by which to guide their activities. Read More »

The Jews of Japan

No one – apart perhaps from a few Japanese who see themselves as descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israel – would think of Japan as in any sense a Jewish homeland. Yet among the many shrines and temples, Shinto and Buddhist, there stand occasional monuments to Jewish commitment and endeavor. Read More »

The Jews of Japan

No one – apart perhaps from a few Japanese who see themselves as descendants of one of the lost tribes of Israel – would think of Japan as in sense a Jewish homeland. Read More »