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 New Immigrants, Rival Vanguards

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/9780195331219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores competing definitions of “native” Hebrew identity claimed by two distinct social groups: a native generation that had been raised in the Zionist colonies and neighborhoods of ... More


East or West? Tel-Aviv in the 1920s and 1930s

Anat Helman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Tel-Aviv of 1934 was still a city in flux, one that had evolved considerably from its founders' vision of a serene garden suburb adjoining the noisy and overcrowded Jaffa. Most of its population was ... More


The Last Triumph and Demise

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/9780198279945.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When the Sharett drama neared its end, the last major encounter with Ben–Gurion was still looming. As related at the beginning of this volume, this confrontation would take place at the first session ... More


And Who Shall I Say Is Calling?: A Plea to Leonard Cohen

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, the author reprints his letter to singer-poet Leonard Cohen regarding his concert scheduled for September 25, 2009. After the Israeli elections that gave rise to an extreme ... More


An Angel I Borrowed: To Mahmoud Darwish

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this tribute to Mahmoud Darwish, the author talks about an angel he claims he borrowed from Walter Benjamin. In Israel, he says he began to hear a voice, a voice that arose from him when alone, “a ... More


Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Eli Lederhendler (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores new understandings and approaches to Jewish “ethnicity.” In current parlance regarding multicultural diversity, Jews are often considered to belong socially to the “majority,” ... More


“Sharon Was Afraid of Me”

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0021
Subject:
History, Political History

Menachem Begin had never liked Ariel Sharon, whom he saw as an uninhibited manipulator. Begin claimed that Sharon joined the Liberal Party because Sharon was afraid of him. In 1984, Sharon filed a ... More


From New Towns to Development Towns

S. Ilan Troen

in Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter highlights Israel's national Master Plan of 1950 and why it is considered an outstanding example of post-Second World War national planning. This carefully formulated chapter situates ... More


Languages of Leisure in the Home, the Coffeehouse, and the Cinema

Liora R. Halperin

in Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300197488
eISBN:
9780300210200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197488.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter addresses the mix of censure and license that users of other languages in Palestine had to confront around their practices in cafes, the cinema, and the home. These three sites of ... More


Zion in Babel: The Yishuv in Its Arabic-Speaking Context

Liora R. Halperin

in Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300197488
eISBN:
9780300210200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197488.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter looks at the scope of Jewish engagement with Arabic in Jewish communities and organizations in Palestine. It addresses four discrete but interlinked ways and settings in which some Jews ... More


The Work of Americans in the Land of Israel and My Role in It

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter begins with a lengthy discussion of the various ways Jews in the Diaspora, and especially American Jews, were involved in the support of Jews in the Land of Israel, both those who were ... More


Wartime, 1914–1918

Anita Shapira

in Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

After the war broke out, journals were closed down, and Brenner had difficulty providing for his family. They lived in an agricultural settlement, for a year and then moved to Tel Aviv, where Brenner ... More


The Jaffa Powerhouse

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces material and human links that enabled the construction of the first electric power-station of Palestine in Jaffa. While the original British concession stipulated the construction ... More


Let the Poles Act

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter follows the construction and expansion of an electric grid. It treats the grid as a heterogeneous work of assembly that requires the development of standardized forms of exchange and ... More


Absalom in Israel: Review of Past Continuous {1985}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1985 review of Past Continuous, a novel by by Israeli author Yaakov Shabtai. The book tells the story of three friends in Tel Aviv during the 1970s and the ... More


Introduction

Kevin Haworth

in The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821836
eISBN:
9781496821867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821836.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Rutu Modan and her home city of Tel Aviv. It provides a quick overview of Modan's work and to Israeli comics, and argues that Israeli comics provide essential ... More


The Fish Who Became a Shahid

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, the author reflects on the politics of art in Ramallah by focusing on the Ramallah Biennale. The word “Biennale” includes within it a promise of continuity and normality; it suggests ... More


Urban development and the ‘garden city’: examples from late Ottoman-era Palestine and the late British Mandate

Yossi Katz and Liora Bigon

in Garden cities and colonial planning: Transnationality and urban ideas in Africa and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090554
eISBN:
9781781707913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090554.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The aim of this chapter is to trace the reception of Howard's widely disseminated ideas in early twentieth century Palestine and their influence on Ottoman era urban development (up to 1917), ... More


Garden cities and suburbs in Palestine: the case of Tel Aviv

Miki Zaidman and Ruth Kark

in Garden cities and colonial planning: Transnationality and urban ideas in Africa and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090554
eISBN:
9781781707913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090554.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Zionist historiography, this chapter argues, has often referred to Ahuzat Bayit (the Jaffa neighbourhood from which Tel Aviv developed) as a unique phenomenon. Placing these ‘unique phenomenon’ ... More


Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East

Ewa Morawska

in Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter includes a selection of book reviews on the topics of Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East. The first book reviewed provides a critical analysis of contemporary Israeli and Jewish ... More


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