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Law and the Culture of Israel

Menachem Mautner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Within a short span of time in the course of the 1980s, the Supreme Court of Israel effected far-reaching changes in its legal doctrine and in the way it perceives its role among the state's ... More


"My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Susan Niditch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The story of Jacob and Esau is told in the book of Genesis. With his mother's help, Jacob impersonates his hairy older twin by dressing in Esau's clothes and covering his own hands and the nape of ... More


Conclusion

Elly Teman

in Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This concluding chapter offers a more in-depth discussion of the links between the women's narrated experiences and Israeli nationalism, Jewish religion, and the type of civic maternalism particular ... More


Jewish Law in the State of Israel

Daniel Sinclair

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Rabbinical Courts, which are comprised of religious judges who rely largely on the traditional halakhah, have dominated the jurisdiction for various ... More


Anat Helman, Israeli National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2014. 312 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0058
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s (2014), by Anat Helman. Becoming Israeli deals with those aspects of Israeli society and culture that ... More


The New American Zionism

Theodore Sasson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760864
eISBN:
9780814760116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book challenges the conventional view of waning American Jewish support for Israel. Instead, it shows that we are in the midst of a shift from a “mobilization” approach, which first emerged with ... More


Afterword: “A State of Exception”: A View from the Present

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter considers the new global “state of exception,” arguing that efforts to restore some sanity to the national psyche were doomed to fail, in Israeli culture as elsewhere. With the ... More


Anat Helman, A Coat of Many Colors: Dress Culture in the Young State of Israel. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011. 246 pp.

Jenna Weissman Joselit

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Anat Helman’s A Coat of Many Colors: Dress Culture in the Young State of Israel, which highlights one of the most important, yet barely studied, ways in which clothing—army ... More


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