The Eucalyptus Tree and the Talmud

The Return to a Jewish Literary Heritage as a Post-Zionist Jewish identity

in European Judaism
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  • 1 Leo Baeck College
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In this essay I wish partially to portray one aspect of the gradual dissolving of the clear-cut polarity of religious identity in Israel of the past three decades. The former dichotomy, which presented orthodoxy, identified with Torah study, faith and religious observance, on one side, and secularism, as the inverse identity of orthodoxy, on the other side, is changing. In order to demonstrate it I will present a collage of Israeli poetry, liturgical music and popular songs.

European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe

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