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Jonathan Magonet

student and led him to become a cultural historian, with Jewish history and the Holocaust as central concerns. He notes how ground-breaking it was: With its focus on the ‘experiential’, in a decidedly expansive manner, it was on the cutting edge of

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Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

-Orthodox Jewish world that Jewish memory has been shaping itself differently within modernity. As the historian Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi argues in Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory : The collective memories of the Jewish people were a function of a shared

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From Jewish Sentiments to Rational Exhortations

Battle Missives in the Israel Defense Forces

Netta Galnoor

so, what explains these changes? Analysis reveals that the meta-narrative in Israeli missives until the 1973 Yom Kippur War was interwoven with Jewish sentiments: Jewish history, heritage, holy scriptures, and religion were all used to create a

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Nadia Malinovich

and Southern France—where they first arrived as New Christians and progressively “reverted” to Judaism. For an overview of the history of Sephardic Jewish history, see Jane S. Gerber, The Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience (New York

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Patrick Young, David Looseley, Elayne Oliphant, and Kolja Lindner

schools take to the teaching of Jewish history and religious texts. Rather than taking up traditional forms of Jewish pedagogy, in which debate and discussion are encouraged, students are instead offered a rigid, rote style of learning that insists upon a

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Menachem Klein

communities in Palestine distinguished them from the cohesive Zionist movement. Both the Zionist and the Jewish schools, as Wallach rightly argues, position the history of Palestinian Jews on the axis of Jewish history, unaffected by their proximate Muslim and

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Chaya Brasz

located. ‘The Netherlands’ includes all provinces. 2 For an overview of Dutch Jewish History, see J.C.H. Blom, R.G. Fuks-Mansfeld and I. Schöffer, The History of the Jews in the Netherlands , Oxford/Portland 2002. 3 There are two books in Dutch and a

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The Art of Doubting

A Jewish Perspective

Danny Rich

, taken with our two previous texts and an appreciation of Jewish history (glorious achievement against the odds), the name Israel implies for me something about struggling both for and, as importantly, with God. This is indirectly reflected in Jewish

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Rachel Adler

, Trouble-Making Judaism , London 2012. 17 Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory , New York 1989, 3–26, 81–103.

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Importing Divisionism Instead of Diversity

A Personal Account of Jewish Rebirth in Prague

Martin Šmok

entered local Jewish history as the second moment when regular services were discontinued there: the only other such instance was during the Holocaust. Years passed. A new, young rabbi even more strict then Sidon became the chief rabbi of Prague. Meanwhile