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Multiculturalism as Reflected in the Linguistic and Semiotic Landscape of Arab Museums in Israel

Athar Haj Yahya

step toward the formation of an egalitarian society, achieved by placing Arabic above or before Hebrew and English (from right to left). This conclusion also arises from the interview materials. When asked about his motivation for preserving the

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A Religious Orthodox Women's Revolution: The Case of Kolech (1998-2005)

Margalit Shilo

At the turn of the twenty-first century, educated feminist religious Jewish women who regard themselves as obligated to observe Halacha and to adhere to the framework of patriarchal institutions feel torn and frustrated. They want to continue to maintain uncompromising loyalty to their families, congregations, and communities, and at the same time make exhaustive efforts to modify the Jewish religious system from within and invest it with new, egalitarian content. This article describes the emergence of Kolech—Religious Women's Forum, an organization founded by Israeli religious feminist women in 1998. Kolech aims at producing new answers to these pressing dilemmas. The article discusses the possibility of combining feminist concepts with patriarchal traditions, analyzes Kolech's strategy and newly adopted proposals, and examines Israeli attitudes toward this organization.

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Naomi Chazan, Morad Elsana, Ian S. Lustick, Sam Lehman-Wilzig, Gideon Rahat, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Daphne Inbar, and Oren Barak

everyday politics. Gideon Rahat The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ran Abramitzky , The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018), 360 pages. Hardback, $29.95. This book about

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Threats to Academic Freedom

salaries and those of blue-collar workers were being diminished. Bareli and Cohen point out the ethnic overtones of this strike and identify it as a harbinger of changes that, by now, have transformed Israel from one of the most egalitarian countries in the

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The 1956 Strike of Middle-Class Professionals

A Socio-political Alliance with the Right

Avi Bareli and Uri Cohen

white-collar professionals, but not on skilled and unskilled manual workers, citing the wage policies and egalitarian tax practices of the time. The government and Histadrut claimed that governmental intervention was necessary to mitigate deepening

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Israel as a Case Study in Processes of Nation-Building

Avi Bareli and Tal Elmaliach

from the former egalitarian ideology and its realization in welfare policy. In 2002, a Knesset inquiry committee found that since the 1980s, disparities in income, consumption, property and capital, wages, access to social services, and education and

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The Creation of the Likud and the Struggle for the Identity of the Alternative Party

Amir Goldstein

his movement had missed an opportunity of effecting a fundamental change in politics and of drawing up a bipartisan and relatively egalitarian political map. He reckoned that “the Likud died out without a cause” and effectively stated that Gahal

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The Ethics of Citizenship in Israel

Ben Herzog

being derived from ethical considerations and represent the ‘good citizen’, while liberal and egalitarian elements are described as procedural rather than reflecting the democratic ethical foundation of the state. A noticeable exception to the overall

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From Multifaceted Resistance to Multidimensional Identities

Ultra-Orthodox Women Working toward Bachelor's Degrees at a Secular Teacher Training College

Sigal Oppenhaim-Shachar and Michal Hisherik

egalitarian relationship. Ultra-Orthodox Women and Education Ultra-Orthodox society's attitude toward academic studies and professional training of women is ambivalent ( Baum et al. 2014 ). On the one hand, it prioritizes the inviolability of the

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Dov Waxman, Eitan Bar-Yosef, Adi Sherzer, Abraham Silberstein, and Csaba Nikolenyi

“republicanism” (not a term that Ben-Gurion used himself). According to Kedar, this was a fundamentally democratic and egalitarian worldview, which emphasizes the primacy of the public interest and the importance of civic responsibility. This worldview and the