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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

of the venerators’ ‘imaginal elsewhere’ to the taste of religious authorities and the state. The fragrance attests a constellation of sacred places and Muslim shrines, the souvenir perfume of pilgrims to Mecca, and a well-known product in the close

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Materiality as an Agency of Knowledge

Competing Forms of Knowledge in Rachel's Tomb in Tiberias

Nimrod Luz

In 1995, a Jewish faith-based organization (hereinafter FBO) named Benei Mordechai (sons of Mordechai) headed by Rabbi Raphael Cohen invaded the ruined Muslim shrine of Maqam Sitt Sukayna (the sacred shrine of lady Sukayna) in the deserted Muslim

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Jackie Feldman

constructed apartment houses, based on visions and dreams ( Bilu 2010 ), as well as at abandoned Muslim shrines. Indeed, even the “traditional” sacred tombs of Galilee were revealed to the Ari, Rabbi Isaac Luria in the sixteenth century, not through scriptures

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Shifra Mescheloff

at the Western Wall and tried to persuade him to destroy the Muslim shrines—a claim that Goren denied. 11 In his book, Goren asserted that in the heat of battle, a high-ranking Air Force officer asked the rabbi why he didn’t ask the Air Force to

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Publications and Conferences

Joel W. Abdelmoez, Lucia Volk, and Marcia C. Inhorn

, specifically portraying the Muslim shrine, al-Ka‘bah, in Mecca as a feminine beloved – which in ‘Ālim's story literally is the materialized remnants of the body of a princess named H˙ubbā (the beloved). This essay is particularly intriguing and captivating, as

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Azim Malikov

in the History of a Muslim Shrine, 1480–1889 ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press ). 10.1515/9781400861965 Morimoto , K. ( 2004 ), ‘ Toward the Formation of Sayyido-Sharifology: Questioning Accepted Fact ’, Journal of Sophia Asian

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Menachem Klein

existing Muslim shrines. Each of these institutions disseminates the hegemonic narrative not only in museum exhibitions and publications, but also virtually, through well-developed and engaging websites. Modern technology enables them to overcome the