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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

part, took advantage of the mass media coverage of the siege to press his demand for a government committee to investigate the fate of missing Yemenite children, an issue that had been raised but generally ignored by the establishment since the early

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Tova Gamliel

The wailing of Yemenite Jewish women, as preserved in the Yemenite Jewish community in Israel, is presented as a case study for analysis of and comparison with other existing wailing cultures. The article uses a model of identities to examine anthropological conventions that interpret death rituals as rites of transition and crisis. A well-known function of wailing—as a bridge between life and death—is decoded in view of the model. The gender dimension of wailing is examined by counterposing and juxtaposing feminine wailing to masculine wailing at death events. The article describes the relative contributions of men and women to the stability of their community and analyzes the unique characteristics of the psycho-social power of women's wailing.

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Bruce Kapferer

The present issue is composed of independently submitted articles that share particular themes. Both Bar-On Cohen and Gamliel, in their thorough groundedness in the detailed empirical description of practice (martial arts and Yemenite Jewish women’s wailing, respectively) explore critically major conceptual theoretical concerns at the heart of contemporary anthropology.

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likewise controversial and painful. Motti Inbari’s article analyzes the ideology behind the late Uzi Meshulam’s highly publicized movement in the 1990s to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of Yemenite Jewish children in Israel in the late 1940s and

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Sephardi Leadership in Israel

Transitioning from Mandate to Statehood

Moshe Naor

for the Yemenite, Sephardi, and Mizrahi Jews, arguing that the various departments of the Histadrut would attend to the needs of the Mizrahi working public in Israel. 27 Meanwhile, as the relations between the government and the Histadrut were

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Clothing and Colours in Early Islam

Adornment (Aesthetics), Symbolism and Differentiation

Hadas Hirsch

yellowed) was a nickname for anti-Umayyad rebels in the eighth century ( Fierro 1993: 16 , 1998: 196–213 ). The source of this nickname, which is perceived as negative, is a Yemenite custom of flying yellow flags during war. Another explanation is the

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Donner la mort au gibier sur le territoire sacré de la Mecque

Une vieille controverse (VIIe-VIIIe siècles)

Hocine Benkheira

Mujâhid peuvent être rapprochés. Ṭâwûs (m. 724, Yémen) Quant au Yéménite Ṭâwûs, il estimait que si on fait rentrer le gibier sur le territoire sacré, on ne doit pas l’y mettre à mort. 54 On l’a questionné au sujet d’un groupe ( qawm ) de pèlerins qui

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Dan Rabinowitz, Russell Stone, Guy Ben-Porat, Paul Scham, Wilhelm Kempf, Lior Libman, and Asaf Sharabi

.” Women’s groups focused public attention on the practice among Yemenite Jews in particular, but also among other Middle Eastern immigrants and the ultra-Orthodox, to marry off their daughters at a very young age, often before puberty, and often to much

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Israel Goes to the Polls

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

Meir Chazan

Progressive Party 17,786 4.1 5 Sephardic and Oriental Jews 15,287 3.5 4 Maki (Communist Party) 15,148 3.5 4 Nazareth Democratic List 7,387 1.7 2 Fighters’ List 5,363 1.2 1 WIZO and Union of Women for Equal Rights 5,173 1.2 1 Yemenites’ Association 4,399 1.0 1

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Tricking Time, Overthrowing a Regime

Reining in the Future in the Yemeni Youth Revolution

Ross Porter

Obligations in Upper Yemen . Anthropos 82 : 427 – 43 . Dresch , P. 1994 . Tribalism and Democracy . Chroniques Yemenites 2 : 265 – 79 . Gell , A. 1992 . The Anthropology of Time: Cultural Constructions of Temporal Maps and Images . Oxford