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Words and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Daniel Lefkowitz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Social and ethnic identity are nowhere more enmeshed with language than in Israel. This book explores the politics of identity in Israel through an analysis of the social life of language. By ... More


Israel: Community, State, and Market in the Shaping of the Political Class

Uri Ram

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Israeli political system was erected by movement-like political parties, which have been closely meshed with the state administration, the army, and the public sector. This process has created ... More


Bialik and the Sephardim: The Ethnic Encoding of Modern Hebrew Literature

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reexamines the history and indeed the idea of Modern Hebrew literature through the tension between its dominant narrative, associated with Ashkenazi Jews, and the suppressed perspectives ... More


The Centrifugal Movement

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b) because it was ... More


Twice Removed: Mizrahim in Gush Katif

Joyce Dalsheim

in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751204
eISBN:
9780199895014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers ethnicity (or race) in the struggle over settlement and the ways in which it marks moral and geographical boundaries. This chapter looks at the presence of Mizrahi Jews as ... More


Outcasts

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were two currents that developed in different ways, when dividing Jewish history of the early modern era (1500–1800) into periods: Sephardic Judaism (Spanish–Portuguese in origin), and ... More


Ashkenazi or Sephardi Dialect?

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation was formed in Central and Eastern Europe some time after the thirteenth century, then branched out into several dialects and survived in Orthodox communities until the ... More


Arab, Jew, Arab Jew

Kimberly A. Arkin

in Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786003
eISBN:
9780804787901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786003.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In response to post-colonial social and political changes in Metropolitan France, French Jews created new, publicly visible forms of Jewishness. But this shift was haunted by the specter of Jewish ... More


The Elect Son of the Chosen People

Oz Almog

in The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216426
eISBN:
9780520921979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216426.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the myth of the chosen people, the rejection of the Diaspora, the Sabra and the Holocaust, Sabraism as a cultural seal of approval, the Sabra as the Ashkenazi elite's favorite ... More


Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Matthias B. Lehmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Emissaries from the Holy Land tells the story of a philanthropic network that was overseen by the Jewish community leadership in the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul between the 1720s and the 1820s ... More


Shon May and Shon Max

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter tells the story of Max Henríquez and his wife May Henríquez-Álvarez Correa, patrons of the arts, especially music of Curacao. It discusses their dealings with Amsterdam art museums and ... More


Menahem Recanati as a Theosophical-Theurgical Kabbalist

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that, despite the dominance of the theosophical-theurgical model of Kabbalah in Spain from the time of its emergence under the impact of Provencal traditions brought there by R. ... More


The Kabbalistic-Philosophical-Magical Exchanges in Italy

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter depicts Italy as one of the sites where the tensions between Kabbalah and Jewish philosophy became visible quite early. It is also one of the places where the syntheses between the two ... More


R. Yohanan ben Yitzhaq Alemanno

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on one of the most important Jewish intellectuals of the Ashkenazi population during the thirteenth century—Yohanan Alemanno. The family name that he adopted, Alemanno, was the ... More


“From the Jews' own books”: Yiddish Literature, Christian Readers

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Christian Studiosis Theologiae were advised to master Yiddish to enable them to read Ashkenazi Jewish literature in this language, although Protestant scholars denounced Jewish literature ... More


History and Fiction

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener developed an interest in historical fiction for practical and theoretical reasons. His concept of the historical novel can be seen within the theoretical framework of socialist-realist ... More


Why We Like Italian Food

Nir Avieli

in Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the extreme popularity of Italian food in Israel, second only to Mizrahi food. Based on observations from a study conducted in a dozen Italian restaurants, the chapter argues ... More


Midwest City Life: The Sephardim and the German-Jews

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the Sephardic Jews who settled in the Midwest. Wherever the Sephardi settled in the Heartland, the local press often noted their presence and customs, because they were ... More


When the Local Trumps the Global: The Jewish World of São Paulo, Brazil, 1924–1940

Jeffrey Lesser

in 1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the life of Jewish immigrants in São Paulo, Brazil, during the period 1924–1940 to highlight the importance of the local and how national policies reinforced and promoted ... More


Pharyngeal Beauty and Depharyngealized Geek: Performing Ethnicity on Israeli Reality TV

Roey Gafter

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Among Israelis, Jewish ethnicity is usually understood as a dichotomy between Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) and Mizrahi Jews (of Middle Eastern descent). The feature most stereotypically ... More


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