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Ancient and Modern Israel
Ancient and Modern Israel (July 1991)
An Exploration of Political Parallels
Ira Sharkansky - Author

This book identifies and examines those parallels between ancient and modern Israel that help to clarify the conflicts apparent in modern Israel. It discusses such contemporary issues as the Arab uprising and the Israeli government's ambivalence in dealing with it; the government's inability to come to a permanent solution concerning the territories occupied in 1967; and the lack of a clear-cut consensus in the 1988 elections.

By comparing t...(Read More)
The Road to Power
The Road to Power (July 1991)
Herut Party in Israel
Yonathan Shapiro - Author

"This is a clearly conceived, meticulously executed, and lucidly written study of the Herut Party, and it will stand for many years as the definitive study of its subject. Its major strength is the account of the turning points in the evolution of the Revisionist Party's character under Jabotinsky's leadership, and later of Herut Party under Begin's leadership, through interaction with the Polish and Israeli societies respectively. The author addr...(Read More)
Tradition, Innovation, Conflict
Tradition, Innovation, Conflict (July 1991)
Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel
Zvi Sobel - Editor
Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi - Editor

This book examines religion in Israeli society: what it is and how it functions. Here is a clear picture of how Judaism provides a matrix of continuity for Israeli society notwithstanding a wide diversity of beliefs and practices.

"There is a general lack of literature dealing specifically with the roles of religious and secular life in contemporary Israel. In addition, the public perception in this country, is that social and political li...(Read More)
Between Exile and Return
Between Exile and Return (March 1991)
S. Y. Agnon and the Drama of Writing
Anne Golomb Hoffman - Author

This innovative study of the modern Hebrew writer, S. Y. Agnon, offers new insight into his literary transformations of Jewish themes and sources. With particular attention to Kafka, Hoffman situates Agnon in the context of twentieth-century literature and examines such central issues in Agnon's art as the relationship of the literary text to traditions of sacred writings, the place of the book in culture, and the relationship of writing to the bod...(Read More)
Israel After Begin
Israel After Begin (October 1990)
Gregory S. Mahler - Editor

"The book is not just interesting--it is exciting. It was a pleasure to read, and I recommend it without hesitation." -- Donna Robinson Divine, Smith College

This book focuses on the nature of Israeli politics in the 'post-Begin' era. It examines significant contemporary issues such as the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon; the harnessing of the enormous inflation rate; the escalating tension between religious and secular Israeli Je...(Read More)
Trouble in Utopia
Trouble in Utopia (October 1989)
The Overburdened Polity of Israel
Dan Horowitz - Author
Moshe Lissak - Author

This book provides a thorough and detailed examination of Israeli institutions and how they function. It explains the decline in effectiveness of the government and the spread of cultural malaise in the Israel of the eighties. Horowitz and Lissak trace the integrative and disintegrative trends in Israel and show how a society that had laid the foundations for a cohesive Jewish nation-state became increasingly vulnerable to centrifugal forces.
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The Politics of Provocation
The Politics of Provocation (September 1988)
Participation and Protest in Israel
Gadi Wolfsfeld - Author

Examines street demonstrations from 1980 through 1984.

“In the past few years, it almost appears that protesting against the government has replaced working for it as the primary occupation of Jerusalem’s residents. As the nation’s capital, and home to the country’s largest ultra-Orthodox community, the city is a natural focus for street demonstrations. As a result, Jerusalem has been the un...(Read More)
Israeli Mythogynies
Israeli Mythogynies (July 1987)
Women in Contemporary Hebrew Fiction
Esther Fuchs - Author

This book is the first to systematically examine the representation of women by mainstream Hebrew authors from the Palmah Generation to the New Wave. Fuchs' unique analytical method exposes the male-centered bias which often inspires the works of such prominent and widely translated authors as S. Yizhar, Moshe Shamir, A. B. Yehoshua and Amos Oz. She exposes both the continuities and the transformations in the literary represen...(Read More)
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