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PATHS TOWARD UTOPIA

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The ontologies of Jewish music changed to reflect a transformation of the past into a utopian future at the end of the long nineteenth century, especially as World War I brought about the end of much ... More


Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Arieh B. Saposnik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Becoming Hebrew is a study of the ways in which a Zionist national culture was generated in the Jewish Yishuv (prestate community) of Palestine between 1900 and 1914. The book addresses ... More


 Introduction: To Become a Nation of “Jewish Culture”

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains the book's central foci—the ways in which Zionism's vision of a new Hebrew nation was translated into the concrete institutions, practices, and rituals that generated a national ... More


 Babels and Assemblies: Zionism in the Demographic and Cultural Patchwork of Palestine

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the social, economic, cultural, and demographic conditions in early twentieth‐century Palestine that served as the soil on which Zionist cultural work would unfold. It argues ... More


 Beauty Out of Zion?: Zions Above and Zions Below

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The principal focus of this chapter is the creation in 1906 of the Bezalel art school and museum. In its organizational structure as in the content of its art, Bezalel reflected the growing ... More


Transformations: Extrinsic and Intrinsic

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/9780520079588.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

A new secular culture emerged in the internal domain of Jews, giving rise to a rich and variegated literature written in Yiddish and Hebrew. Hand in hand with this new literature, a rainbow of ... More


Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Gabriel Sheffer

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Moshe Sharett, Israel's second Prime Minister from 1953–5, its Foreign Minister from 1948–56, and one of the founders of the State of Israel, was at the centre of events in Israel and the Yishuv for ... More


Why no ‘Historic Compromise’?

Michael Shalev

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the reasons why a corporatist class failed to emerge in Israel. This is attributed to institutional disabilities and lack of incentives. The most important disincentive was the ... More


Introduction: Sharett’s Forgotten Struggles

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to probe some of the principal dilemmas that vexed the leaders of the Yishuv and the Jewish state from the mid-1930s to the ... More


The Road to National Leadership

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Just when it seemed that Shertok was ready to follow the path designed for him by his closest friends and his party's leaders and plunge into the day-to-day activities of Ahdut Haavodah, he surprised ... More


Ascendance

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Shertok's basic philosophical assumption was that politics constituted a continuous process of incremental change rather than a series of single idiosyncratic leaps forward or irreversible retreats. ... More


Holocaust

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It took some time before the majority of Zionist and Yishuv leaders and the rank and file, but not Shertok and his colleagues in the Executive, were able to overcome their shock, then denial, and ... More


A State in the Making

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Yishuv leaders regarded the formal end of the Second World War in Europe as a significant watershed only in so far as it signalled the end of a global cataclysm and of the Holocaust. Shertok himself ... More


Preparing for Statehood

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the wake of the Second World War that wreaked havoc on the European Jewish Diaspora, the stage was set for drastic change in the Zionist movement and in its positions and tactics. The members of ... More


‘If Not Now, When?’

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From the Zionists' vantage-point the outlook for the next round in the UN looked promising. Far from harming the Yishuv, the support of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites — and ... More


‘We Must Go Forward!’

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The military struggle, in which the Yishuv was already deeply involved, evolved on three fronts: with the British military forces that had begun their withdrawal from the territory; with local ... More


The First Israeli Foreign Minister

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The news about the decisions taken by the provisional government and the central committees of Mapai and other parties on 12 and 13 May 1948, to establish the State of Israel spread quickly in the ... More


Australia and the Jewish Community of Palestine: 1915–1941

Chanan Reich

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195103311
eISBN:
9780199854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter sets straight the historical record regarding the period 1915–41. The evidence presented here demonstrates that Australia, as led by Prime Ministers Joseph Aloysius Lyons and Robert ... More


The New Jew

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Those active in the Zionist movement to colonize and develop the Land of Israel were determined to develop a new and modern Jewish culture that would serve as a corrective to the image of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780520216426.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, which is on the second generation of Zionist Israelis, the first generation to be educated and socialized within the Yishuv—the Jewish ... More


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