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Feasting Fit for a King: Food and the Rise of the Monarchy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although food is often viewed as a conservative element in society it can also have a role in social change as recent work on feasting has sought to demonstrate. This work is potentially useful for ... More


The Social Organization of Language Learning in Israel

Daniel Lefkowitz

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter conveys an ethnographic understanding of the contexts for speech and communication in Israeli society by discussing the learning (and unlearning) of languages in Israel. It focuses on ... More


Negotiations and Identities

Daniel Lefkowitz

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents the purpose of the book, which is to examine Israeli national identity, looking at the ways in which it is imagined and at the ways various imaginings are deployed in the ... More


Early Israelite Wisdom

Stuart Weeks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This is a new and ground-breaking study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the book of Proverbs, drawing on evidence from Israel and neighbouring ... More


Introduction

Mark S. Smith

in The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134803
eISBN:
9780199834655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513480X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first part of this introduction discusses the scope of the study presented in the book, starting by examining the different approaches to divinity that may be taken--regarding it as distinct from ... More


The Face and Arms of Military Justice: Judges and Prosecutors

Lisa Hajjar

in Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter concentrates on military court judges and prosecutors. It specifically investigates their legal roles and practices and explores variations in their perspectives on the functioning of ... More


The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society

Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199862184
eISBN:
9780199979950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The present book engages with the phenomenon of protracted occupation, which it perceives as both attention-grabbing and puzzling in the 21st century, an era in which it has become an exceptional and ... More


The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence

Ami Pedahzur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063725
eISBN:
9781781700303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic ... More


Identity, Ritual, and Pilgrimage: The Meetings of the Israeli Exploration Society

Michael Feige

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Archaeology acquired a significant place in the process of taking possession of Israel and in reshaping European Jews into authentic natives in a land they had known only in their imagination prior ... More


The Shoah as Israel's Political Trope

Gulie Ne'eman Arad

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how changes in Israeli society resulted in an evolving attitude toward the Shoah, or Holocaust, and observes that continuing conflict between Jews and Arabs has given cause for ... More


From the Dream of Peace to the Grip of Fear

Samy Cohen

in Doves Among Hawks: Struggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947903
eISBN:
9780190077907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947903.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter tries to take stock of half a century of activism by the dovish left. The peace camp promised peace but has failed to deliver it. Many Israelis no longer believe it is possible to undo ... More


The New Radical Right

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the new radical Right, which took root in Israel in the early 1970s and has never since strayed from its triumphant path. The powerful message of the new Right portrayed ... More


The Arab Jews and the Arabic Language in Israel: An Ongoing Ambivalence between Positive Nostalgia and Negative Present1

Maisalon Dallashi

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Maisalon Dallashi, relates to a rather tragic survey which demonstrated a significant decline in knowledge of Arabic among Arab Jews following their immigration to Israel. ... 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


Dignity, Respect, and Equality in Israel's Sexual Harassment Law

Orit Kamir

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes the efforts of feminist lawyers and academics around the world to influence perceptions and legal definitions of sexual harassment within their own legal cultures. The ... More


Setting the Law in Motion

Michael D Birnhack

in Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The law was activated in the 1930s. New technologies enabled public performance of music, the development of local culture(s), and emergence of a cafe/entertainment culture, placed copyright in the ... More


Doves Among Hawks: Struggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Samy Cohen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947903
eISBN:
9780190077907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

What has become of Israel's peace movement? In the early 1980s, it was a major political force, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets; but since then, its importance has declined amid ... More


Michal Shaul, Pe’er taḥat ’efer: haḥevrah haḥaredit beyisrael betzel hashoah 1945–1961 (Beauty for Ashes: Holocaust Memory and the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in Israel 1945–1961). Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2014. 492 pp.

Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz

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/9780190646127.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Michal Shaul’s Pe’er taḥat ‘efer: haḥevrah haḥaredit beyisrael betzel hashoah 1945–1961 (Beauty for Ashes: Holocaust Memory and the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in ... More


Ehud Barak’s Commission of Inquiry

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter details the development and functions of Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s national commission of inquiry. This commission, chaired by Supreme Court Justice Theodor Or, was created to ... More


Paving the Way to Neoliberalism: The Self-Destruction of the Zionist Labor Movement

Lev Grinberg

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter adopts a historical and sociological perspective and institutional political economy to explain the inability of the Zionist labor movement to adapt to democratic conditions following ... More


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