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The Making of a Capital

Jerusalem on Israeli Banknotes

Na'ama Sheffi and Anat First

2011 ). The last two decades have seen the development of scholarship on money and nationalism that examines how representations are selected for banknotes in different countries from different perspectives. Some interpret the function of the legal

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Liberalism in Israel

Between the ‘Good Person’ and the ‘Bad Citizen’

Menachem Mautner

benefiting from the decline in the money’s value, and some by buying imported equipment at a cost calculated according to a fictitious exchange rate.” Some members of this stratum “exhibited a prominent propensity for conspicuous consumption, and this

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Mor Cohen

, Ohel Yosef became a voluntary association in order to raise money for other communal services for the neighborhood, such as a bakery, laundromat, nursery, and embroidery and sewing factory. Eventually, Ohel Yosef’s model was adopted in other

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Hebrew Dystopias

From National Catastrophes to Ecological Disasters

Netta Bar Yosef-Paz

America’s ultimate symbol for global consumerism—Coca-Cola. In one scene, the false prophet Shemaiah the Nehelamite faces Jeremiah and charismatically preaches about the god of money while collecting the crowd’s cash for himself. He hits Jeremiah’s head

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

depicts the importance and centrality of ‘intensive mothering’ as part of the Israeli gendered model of the (good-enough) mother, a model in which mothers dedicate tremendous time, energy, and money into raising their children. The book focuses on middle

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

exist regarding who connects with the desert and how. Working-class locals, known as vatikim (older residents) or mitzpa’im , rarely perceive the hot, dusty outdoor environment as a valuable place to spend time or invest money. I was curious to learn

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Menachem Begin’s World Travels in the 1950s

A Road to Political Legitimacy

Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky

Israel commemorating Jabotinsky and honoring his memory. 29 Despite the unprecedented amount of money spent on this program, whose main event took place at Kfar Maccabiah in Israel, Begin chose to attend a service at Jabotinsky’s gravesite in New York

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Paula Kabalo

again?” Gloska remonstrated in one of his many letters to Mayor Rokach. “Is the municipality playing favorites?” 46 The mayor’s explanation for the deferral of the project was simple—City Hall did not have the money to build the street. Rokach asked

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Yuval Gozansky

major effort on the part of cable and satellite platforms, together with the channels themselves, to invest large amounts of money and creative work in retaining audiences, despite the inundation of readily available online digital global content. The

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Israel Goes to the Polls

The Road to Elections for the Constituent Assembly, 1948–1949

Meir Chazan

plot will be thwarted!” 16 The editor of the independent newspaper Ma’ariv , Ezriel Carlebach (1949) , also rushed to pass his judgment that “this money was given to sovereign states as a bribe” and that regardless of what was done with it, “a bribe