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Howard Cooper

The anthology of literature we call the Bible has attracted commentators and commentaries ever since the original texts were composed. If the texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament were supposed to be the word of God, no interpretive

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Yoram Peri

David Greenblum , From the Heroism of the Spirit to the Sanctification of Power: Power and Heroism in Religious Zionism between 1948 and 1968 (Tel Aviv: Open University, 2016). Uri S. Cohen , The Security Style and the Hebrew Culture of

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Teatrum Mundi

Teaching Shakespeare Performance to Israeli Medical Students

Rebecca Gillis

, As You Like It is currently being performed in Hebrew at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv, 3 Jerusalem’s Khan Theatre is offering a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 4 and the Yiddish theatre company ‘Yiddishpiel’ has recently produced

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On Vertical Alliances, ‘Perfidious Albion’ and the Security Paradigm

Reflections on the Balfour Declaration Centennial and the Winding Road to Israeli Independence

Arie M. Dubnov

. November 2nd thus turned into a contested date, an annual reminder of the disharmony and asymmetry of life in Palestine. 8 In fact, as opposed to the term ‘Declaration’ used by English and Hebrew writers, the Arabic press preferred the term ‘promise’ (wa

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David N. Myers, Pnina Lahav, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Adi Mahalel, and Lauren B. Strauss

biographical treatments of the foundational Zionist leader. From Reuven Brainin's Hebrew account in 1919 to Alex Bein's standard German version in 1934 to Ernst Pawel's and Jacques Kornberg's English books in 1989 and 1993, the erstwhile assimilated Jew turned

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Haifaa Majadly and Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

grammar instruction in the Arab world (and in Israel, where its instruction competes with that of another language, Hebrew) is problematic from both a linguistic and an educational perspective. The problematic nature of Arabic instruction is reflected in

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

agricultural villages in Mandate Palestine were reconceived as Jewish ‘outposts’, and the collective mood, set to a new genre of Hebrew song, dance, poetry, and literature, further animated the idea of Jewish redemption through redemption of a desolate

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Out of the Whirlwind Reconsidered

Context and Appreciation

Michael Berkowitz

In 1968, Albert Friedlander's anthology Out of the Whirlwind: A Reader of Holocaust Literature was published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC, the umbrella organisation of Reform Judaism in the United States). 1 Rabbi

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Gabriel Josipovici

Three Figures

David Herman

, especially from the Hebrew Bible, come earlier in The Singer on the Shore , in the opening three essays. He starts with the story of Saul and David. Saul gives his daughter Michal, who had been David's wife, to Phalti, the son of Laish. ‘We hear nothing more

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Byron L. Sherwin

In the Bible, God commands Noah to enter the ark. The Hebrew word for ‘ark’ is teivah. The Hebrew word for the letters of the alphabet is also teivah. The Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism, taught that in prayer and in study, a person must enter the letters. The letters of holy words are each like a door.