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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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Jeremy Schonfield, Alinda Damsma, and Marc Saperstein

the Edict in the Kingdom of Seville’. 4 Cf. also Michael A. Meyer, Ideas of Jewish History (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1987), 110: ‘The Staff of Judah’, a word that perhaps expresses the ambiguity of an implement that can be used for

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

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 social rifts: that between Jews and Arab Palestinians and that between secular and Orthodox Jews

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Hillel Cohen

Zionism via an analysis of Jewish texts and key events in Jewish history, and also discuss the Zionist attempts to craft an alternative, secular concept of the sacred. I conclude by pointing out the similarities and differences between the views of the

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The Puzzle of The University on Air

A Story of Media and Academia in Israel, 1977–2013

Hagai Boas and Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

December 2013 and featured courses on classical music, gender medicine, Jewish history, and communication. Other than a shift in airtime from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the format remained consistent for 36 years. In total, between 1977 and 2013, the program aired