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(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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The Twenty-First-Century New Critical Historians

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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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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Who Controls the Israeli Policing Army?

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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also break an ISR tradition in the process. To date, ISR has reviewed only books in English, but this time we include a book in Hebrew: Uri Ram’s study of Martin Buber’s impact on Israeli society, on which we are publishing two reviews that present

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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

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Trauma, Time, and the ‘Singular Plural’

The Israeli Television Series Fauda

Nurith Gertz and Raz Yosef

solidified. Created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz (2015) , Fauda is a contemporary Israeli action television series depicting an IDF undercover unit, Mist’aravim (lit., ‘those who have become Arab’ in Hebrew), whose members blend into the local

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Innovative Thinking on the Relationship between the Provision of Local Services and Inequality in Israel

Yoram Ida, Amir Hefetz, Assaf Meydani, Gila Menahem, and Elad Cohen

: Centre for Management Studies (KGSt) . Beeri , Itai . 2009 . Recovery of Poor Performing Municipalities in Israel: A Comparative Perspective in Light of the British Experience . [In Hebrew.] Jerusalem : Floersheimer Studies . Beeri , Itai

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Creating a Significant Community

Religious Engagements in the Film Ha-Mashgihim (God’s Neighbors)

Merav Alush-Levron

). 12 The mezuzot is a parchment inscribed with Hebrew verses from the Torah that is attached to door frames in the homes of Jewish people. The tefillin are small leather cases holding biblical passages that are worn above the head and on the arm of