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Innovations in Israel’s Civics Textbooks

Enlightening Trends in Non-Western Democracies

Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Paz Carmel, and Alon Levkowitz

replacing them with a new national education system, taught in Hebrew or Arabic, depending on the students. Concurrently, the Mizrahi schools were transformed into the National Religious system. 1 Against the backdrop of mass immigration to Israel in the

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The New Economic Policy of 1962

How Israeli Economists Almost Changed the Israeli Economy

Ronen Mandelkern

, which has distorting effects. This position is further demonstrated by the words of Ephraim Kleiman, a professor of economics at the Hebrew University, who, in a discussion on economic policy, emphasized that the university’s economists did not oppose

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Bringing Politics Back In

Embedded Neoliberalism in Israel during Rabin's Second Government

Arie Krampf, Uri Ansenberg, and Barak Zur

ratio of “dependent individuals” (children and the elderly) to the population. References Achdut , Lea , and Gideon Yaniv . 2000 . “ Annual Review .” [In Hebrew.] Jerusalem : National Insurance Institute . Achdut , Lea , Refaela

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Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

Hebrew literature into other languages, from 1948 to the present. Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman examine the implications of translating the literature of a language that is ‘small’ by world standards but whose modern literature necessarily

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The Editors

(secular) right and another that comments on the English translation of Hillel Cohen’s Year Zero of the Israeli-Arab Conflict: 1929 ( Tarpat in Hebrew), which created quite a stir in Israel when it was originally published. We also review a new book on

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Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel

A Complex and Ambivalent Identity

Hagar Lahav

)—mean by their self-identification? To begin investigating this question, one should first realize that, in contrast to Protestantism, Judaism is first and foremost a religion of practice ( Dan 1997 ). Even the Hebrew word for ‘religion’ ( dat ) itself

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Menachem Klein

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was quoted in the Hebrew newspaper Ha’aretz two days later: To our Jewish fellow natives of the homeland, to those who were cheated by Zionism, to those who understand the goals and damage of Zionism—to them we extend our

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Yagil Levy

://www.pcbs.gov.ps/portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/Press_En_IntPopDy2017E.pdf ; Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, press release, “The Muslim Population in Israel” [in Hebrew], http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_template.html?hodaa=201811249 . 2 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, “Population by District

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Israeli Theater for Youth

Performing History of Mizrahi Jews

Naphtaly Shem-Tov

in building a new life in Israel. According to Oz Almog (2000) , Hebrew culture ascribes a number of virtues to the sabra: he is perceived as ‘chosen’ and is unique, courageous, smart, sturdy, and healthy. His moral behavior fulfills the Zionist

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’s literature through the books of Devorah Omer: the NILI espionage group during World War I and the story of Itamar Ben-Avi, the first native speaker of modern Hebrew. Shikhmanter weaves together politics and differing historical narratives to show how Omer