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Drawing from contemporary studies in real-life persuasion, the present paper underscores its centrality in the book of Ruth. I investigate the persuasive elegance of the opening scene (1:6â18) and its representational importance to subsequent scenes of persuasion in Ruth. The paper describes...
As a response to the New Testament narrative in which the Pharisees are portrayed as Jesusâ foes, the modern Jewish discourse tends to stress the continuity between the historical Jesus and the Pharisees. In the current article, I discuss the surprising texts of two major twentieth-century...
The article examines the impact of Arabic on Hebrew writings of a prominent Arab Israeli author. Specifically, it studies lexical neologisms in Shammasâs original Hebrew novel Arabesques as well as in his translations of Emile Habibi from Arabic into Hebrew. The distinctive literary...
Yona Wallach introduced to Hebrew poetry an innovative discourse on gender and sexuality. The article claims that one of the issues that preoccupied Wallach throughout her poetic career was that of female sexual subjectivity, of the ways in which a woman can occupy the position of a sexual...
The description and analysis of secondary stress distribution in Israeli Hebrew was first attempted in the early 1980s. Some important issues are still unresolved, particularly the question of whether function words should be lexically stressed or underlyingly unmarked for stress, and the...
This paper analyzes and morphologically categorizes the numerous linguistic innovations coined by the famous poet, journalist, and translator Avraham Shlonsky to express various shades and aspects of diminution. It demonstrates, in particular, that such innovations are especially common in his...
This paper demonstrates that by using the anterior path as a template, it is possible to order and elucidate a dominant portion of the semantic domain of the Biblical Hebrew qatal form (i.e., the perfect, perfective, and past senses) as consecutive developmental stages of the anterior...
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