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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

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A Bar Mitzvah Year

Rethinking Ritual

Ilana Korber

some of you may know, the tradition of the bar mitzvah ritual was introduced to Judaism roughly 400 to 500 years ago (relatively new in the 5,000-odd years of Jewish history). Until the mid twentieth century it was gendered exclusively for boys, and

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips, and Javier Caletrío

supports put in place to make voluntary physical mobility possible and frictionless. It reveals that governments and nongovernmental organizations alike had a theory about the value added by youth mobility. Recovering Mobility in American Jewish History

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

important secular Zionist leader of inter-war Polish Jewry who chaired the Jewish Agency’s Rescue Committee during the Holocaust and became a minister in David Ben-Gurion’s first cabinet. Friling’s volume explores the linkages among European Jewish history

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Admiel Kosman

’, Jewish History 27, no. 2–4 (2013), 475–522. 27 Following the Talmudic dictum (BT Pesahim 49b): ‘Just as a lion tears [his prey] and devours it, and has no shame, so, too, an ignoramus strikes and cohabits, and has no shame’.

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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

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

in Germany ( Atshan and Galor 2020: 11–24 ). It would not have been surprising for this Berlin museum to have focused exclusively on Jerusalem's Jewish legacy. 15 However, in addition to highlighting Jewish history, sites, and artifacts, the show

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‘At the Mercy of the German Eagle’

Images of London in Dissolution in the Novels of William Le Queux

Antony Taylor

Unknown Tomorrow , 60. 98 Ibid., 34 and 41 and 132–135; and for contradictory images of Jewishness as simultaneously capitalist and revolutionary, Paul Knepper, ‘The Other Invisible Hand: Jews and Anarchists in London before the First World War’, Jewish

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The Making of a Capital

Jerusalem on Israeli Banknotes

Na'ama Sheffi and Anat First

is an organic and inseparable part of the State of Israel—as it is an inseparable part of the Jewish history, the Israeli belief, and our nation's spirit. Jerusalem is the heart of the State of Israel … the eternal capital of Israel” (Knesset Plenary

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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