In Search of Identity: Jewish Aspects in Israeli Culture

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Dan Urian, Efraim Karsh
Taylor & Francis US, 1999 - 284 pages
Culture has played a focal role in the shaping of Jewish-Israeli national identity. Since the 1950s, Israeli culture has been disintegrating into simultaneous sub-cultures. The contributors discuss the nature and characteristics of this cultural tension and the nature of Jewishness.
 

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Contents

Introduction Efraim Karsh and Dan Urian
1
Secular Judaism and Its Prospects Charles S Liebman
29
Between Hegemony and Dormant
49
Shall We Find Sufficient Strength? On Behalf
73
Between Rabbi Shach and Modern Hebrew
86
Spiritual Rootlessness and Circumscription to
103
The Shdemot Circle Members in Search
132
Jewish Education in the Jewish State David Zisenwine
146
On Universal
159
The Zionist Narrative in
175
The Theme of Jerusalem in the Works of
200
Images of Religious Jews
219
Baalei Teshuva Returnees to the Religious Fold
230
Israeli Art and
253
Index
279
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