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Hebrew Literature in the ‘World Republic of Letters’

Translation and Reception, 1918–2018

Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman

Having recently dusted itself off from a religious domain, Hebrew literature today must rely on translation and international dissemination to reach beyond its five million native speakers. Although Hebrew certainly falls into the category of lesser

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Hebrew Dystopias

From National Catastrophes to Ecological Disasters

Netta Bar Yosef-Paz

In the past decade, a new wave of Hebrew dystopic novels has appeared, ranging from complex and elevated literary pieces like Imagine a Mountain ( Bet Levi 2014 ) and 2023 (Sarna 2014) to the simplistic and naive The Sea Above Us ( Rubinstein

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Gender on the Hebrew Bookshelf

Hanna Herzog

The most notable indication that research and discussion regarding gender and feminism are flourishing is the increase in the number of books in these fields and the fact that bookstores are allocating a separate section for them. For years, publishing in Hebrew on the issue of gender was very limited, but around the end of the 1980s it began to expand. In fact, from the turn of the century it has become difficult to keep up with all the literature being published in Hebrew.

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The Temple Mount/al-Aqsa in Zionist and Palestinian National Consciousness

A Comparative View

Hillel Cohen

the next mountain over, Mount Scopus, where he was instrumental in founding a modern research and study center. “The Hebrew University … the Third Temple!” he wrote to his wife, Vera ( Paz 2000 ). The new Zionist ethos, in which the fields of the

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No Sabras in the Fields?

Sabra Artists in The Cameri Theatre, 1945–1953

Leah Gilula

representative of the Yishuv in the 1940s, especially of its younger generation, the sabras born in Palestine, for whom Hebrew was their mother tongue ( Gilula 1999 ). That self-image, widely endorsed, became the conventional, unchallenged depiction of The Cameri

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“The Chain of Hebrew Soldiers”

Reconsidering “Religionization” within an IDF Bible Seminar

Nehemia Stern, Uzi Ben-Shalom, Udi Lebel, and Batia Ben-Hador

endanger the ability of the military to execute West Bank settlement evacuations ( Levy 2016: 310 ; Rosman-Stollman 2014: 141 ). Taken together, these trends and their political and social implications are known in Hebrew as hadata (religionization), and

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Benzion Netanyahu's Formative Years

The Politics of Resentment in Palestine, 1932–1935

Adi Armon

significant events are worth mentioning: the death of his father, the Arlosoroff affair, and a demonstration against Norman Bentwich at his inauguration as the Chair for International Peace, mentioned by Ahimeir, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on 10

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The Return to the Monument

The Looming Absence of the Temple

Hava Schwartz

: University of Michigan Press . Be’er , Yizhar . 2009 . “ The City and the Dogs: A Psychedelic Tour of Jerusalem’s Hallucinatory Realms .” [In Hebrew.] Ha’okets , 5 May (accessed 9 March 2017 ). Bimkom — Planners for Planning Rights . 2012 . From

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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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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

Middle East initially sought to address the internal contradictions of their situation through partial attempts to adapt. Teachings hours for Hebrew and Torah instruction were added to the curriculum of the modern schools of the Paris-based Alliance