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Moshe Berent

Ernest Gellner notes that the quarrel between himself and Anthony Smith could be summarized by the question: do nations have navels? According to his modernist outlook, while some nations might have navels, others do not, and in any case it is not important; while in Smith's conception, navels constitute an 'ethnic core', essential for nation-building. Yet in the pre–independence nation-building process, what Smith considers Israel's ethnic core—mainly the concepts of the 'Chosen People' and 'Holy Land'—either did not have the same meaning or did not play the important role that Smith attributes to them. Indeed, Smith's account of Zionism is a post–independence invention and in this respect a further corroboration of modernism.

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Creating a Significant Community

Religious Engagements in the Film Ha-Mashgihim (God’s Neighbors)

Merav Alush-Levron

Universality and Particularity In his book Formations of the Secular , Talal Asad (2003) applies mythical dimensions to the ‘secular’ formulation that shaped secularism as a liberal doctrine. According to Asad, the key reason for criticizing modernism is not

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The Return to the Monument

The Looming Absence of the Temple

Hava Schwartz

University Press . 10.1017/CBO9780511523809 Mann , Barbara . 2011 . Space and Place in Jewish Studies . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Nitzan-Shiftan , Alona . 2011 . “ There Are Stones with Hearts of Men: On Monuments, Modernism and

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Gigi Moti

Yisraelit 3 ( 2 ): 253 – 276 . Saada-Ofir , Galit . 2009 . “ Modernism from the Other Side of Israel: Voices from the City of Sderot .” [In Hebrew.] In Tzameret et al . 2009 , 361 – 375 . Saada-Ofir , Galit . 2010 . “ Popular Music and

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Wang Zhen, Alfred Tovias, Peter Bergamin, Menachem Klein, Tally Kritzman-Amir, and Pnina Peri

–31). Dowty's argument that the West imposed modernism on the locals is dichotomist and overly simplistic. It goes against new studies showing that locals played a significant role in the modernization project and welcomed it. Moreover, the author writes, “by

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Hebrew Literature in the ‘World Republic of Letters’

Translation and Reception, 1918–2018

Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman

as Reflected in Arabic Translations of Modern Hebrew Literature .” Target 16 ( 1 ): 53 – 68 . 10.1075/target.16.1.04kay Kronfeld , Chana . 1996 . On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics . Berkeley : University of

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Osnat Roth-Cohen and Yehiel Limor

very forefront of modernism. Gradual Integration of Professionals As the population of admen grew, so did the scope of advertising. A growing need arose to adapt advertisements to different target audiences and to seek out new ways of expression that

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Danger, Moral Opacity, and Outrage

Fear of Jihadism and the Terrorist Threat in Southern Mali

Tone Sommerfelt

Othering and confrontation of Wahhabi and proponents of the Tablighi Jama’at movement in the Malian public sphere at first seem to convey irreconcilable religious differences between Muslim “reformism” or “modernism” on the one hand, and Sufism, Muslim

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

: Profile Books . Scarry , Elaine . 1985 . The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Shildrick , Margrit . 1997 . Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Modernism and Bio-ethics . London