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Kobi Peled, Thomas Mitchell, Kenneth Waltzer, Brent E. Sasley, Hillel Cohen, and Laura Zittrain Eisenberg

Auschwitz. At the same time, others were elevating heroism and resistance as mythical components of a new national identity. Friling cautions: “Years would go by before the embryonic society would no longer feel compelled to flee from gray areas and complex

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

national economy—efforts that have required reshaping landscape images. Second, rebranding offers a conceptual framework that goes beyond the purely capitalist realm, one that can be useful in understanding the development of any new place identity or in

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Udi Sommer

Mara’abe , the Court is conspicuously mindful of its international audience, using both national as well as international legal bases. The preoccupation of Chief Justice Barak with international legal authorities neither began nor ended with Mara

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Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel

A Complex and Ambivalent Identity

Hagar Lahav

, cultural, and, in the Israeli case, a national identity, secular Jews aspire to preserve their Jewish identity while maintaining their freedom from the yoke of Halakhah ( Yadgar 2012 ). Furthermore, secular self-identification also bears political

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Sephardi Leadership in Israel

Transitioning from Mandate to Statehood

Moshe Naor

the internal debate within the Sephardi and Mizrahi public concerning the involvement of an ethnic organization in the process of nation-building and in the shaping of national identity. During the period of governmental and social transition

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Hillel Cohen

certainly played a central role in shaping them. Zionism identifies itself as the national movement of the Jewish people, a people with a national religion that has defined the nation’s identity and culture. The Palestinian national movement, despite

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

traditional Jewish collective encompassed religious aspects, but it also included a key primordial dimension ( Eisenstadt 1980 ). Accordingly, the essential ontological identity of the individual stemmed from being part of the Jewish people ( Fischer 1993

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Amir Goldstein

new Israeli identity. Its components included Gahal (an alliance between the Herut movement and the Liberal Party), the State List, the Free Center, and the Labor-related Movement for the Whole Land of Israel. Its formation was pre-dated by attempts

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The Determination of Educational Policy

Shas, Politics, and Religion

Anat Feldman

: Teachers College Press . Tadmor-Shimony , Tali . 2010 . The School as a National Identity Agent: Israel National Education and the Formation of a New State (1954–1966) . [In Hebrew.] Be’ersheva : Ben-Gurion Research Institute and Ben-Gurion University

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

they live ( Kleinman 2006 ). As we have seen, dignity seeks to break through the local collectivity’s boundaries, which separate genders, ethnicities, and national identities, and reach out toward the universal collectivity. In doing so, dignity