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In 1964 an Israeli film was nominated for the first time ever for an Oscar as the best foreign film. This film has since become the most popular Israeli film ever made, and the herald of the only Israeli original film cycle: the Bourekas (1964-1977). The article, devoted fully to this film,...
In this article, I seek to demonstrate how a hermeneutic of multivocal narration suggests several areas for educational inquiry. The dissonant styles and explicitly stated narrative development in Agnon's story, " Two Scholars Who Were in Our Town," suggest the presence of more than one type...
1,100 Jews found refuge from Hitler in New Zealand before 1940. They experienced both geographical estrangement and cultural alienation in a British colonial setting still profoundly influenced by its settlement phase. How did the new arrivals adjust to the Dominion way of life? What factors...
Activists throughout Poland have been grappling with the problems of representing Poland's Jewish community since the collapse of communism in 1989. These "memory activists" choose particular objects of memory and particular pathways of memorialization. This article focuses on the...
Walter Kaufmann (1921-80), best known for his work on Nietzsche, is also inextricably linked with the dissemination of Martin Buber's work through his 1970 translation of I and Thou (or "I and You"). Some forty years after the publication of this well-known volume, Kaufmann's...
Each generation of commentators has imprinted the Book of Esther with its own values and world views. The present article deals with the commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the leading figures of religious Zionism, on Esther as a case study of the religious Zionist interpretation of this...
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