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Lev Taylor

priestly calling.’ Whatever greatness they achieved when they were a nation was in their religion. 75 In this characteristic Liberal reassessment of Jewish history, Jews had always been a religion. Jews already looked like one: spread throughout a

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Menachem Keren-Kratz

Extreme Orthodox ( Ettinger 2008b ). Most of these books are published by the Satmar Hasidic court in New York, and some by Israeli Extreme Orthodox groups and individuals. Many such books published in recent years deal with Jewish history, and especially

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Jonathan Magonet

rabbi from his childhood. He obtained a BEd at Trent Park College and studied history and Jewish history at University College London. While undertaking rabbinic studies at Leo Baeck College, he also spent time at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New

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Shifra Mescheloff

Jews are forbidden to pray is the place that they regard as most holy. He detailed the precedents for Jewish prayers on the Mount and warned that Jewish history would not forgive this generation for preventing the possibility of Jews praying on the site

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Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

Jews, we inherit a distinctly Jewish history that needs to be separated out in some way from a more general, possibly universal history that we have learnt to accept as our own at school. Within a tradition of Enlightenment modernity we might have

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

] (Varshe, 1930), 34. On Tsukunft and women, see Magdalena Kozłowska, “Brider un Shvester? Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland,” Scripta judaica cracoviensia [Kraków studies in Jewish history] 13 (2015). According to summaries compiled

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

: Oxford University Press, 1997). 5 Ferdinand de Saussure, quoted in Ifversen, “About Key Concepts,” 68. 6 Guy Miron, “A People between Languages: Toward a Jewish History of Concepts,” Contributions to the History of Concepts 7, no. 2 (2012): 1–27. 7 On

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War and Memory

The Israeli Communist Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1986

Amir Locker-Biletzki

in the civil war. ( Kol Ha’am , 15 July 1955) Placing the Spanish Civil War within the larger narratives of Jewish history and collective memory differentiated this myth from its Western and East German versions. Those renditions were more concerned

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

its main arguments and then supplies the historical background. This, appropriately, includes a brief review of Jewish history, Zionism, the Yishuv period, and state-building. Next, it looks at Israeli society, dedicating a chapter each to the two main

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Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel

A Complex and Ambivalent Identity

Hagar Lahav

midrash ) have been central in Jewish history since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (70 CE). Israel’s secular educational system teaches the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) extensively, addressing it as a historical narrative that establishes the