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Sovereign Jews : Israel, zionism, and judaism
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Éditeur SUNY Press
Année 2017
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Sovereign Jews : Israel, zionism, and judaism
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1 volume (VII-279 pages) ; 24 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. 259-272. Index
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Classification Dewey
320.5
Contenu
Introduction : a Jewish sovereignty? ; Part one. Religion, Judaism, tradition. Religion--the history and politics of an ahistorical concept ; Are Jewish traditions a religion? ; Tradition as language and narrative ; Part two. Zionism and Jewish traditions. Zionism, Jewish "religion," and secularism ; Zionism and Jewish traditions ; Main Zionist streams and Jewish traditions ; Part three. The Israeli nation-state and Jewish traditions. Israeliness vs. Jewishness : national identity in Israel and Jewish traditions ; Statist Jews : secularity, sovereignty, Zionism--and Judaism ; Who needs the status quo? : statist Jews and "religious coercion
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The question of Jewish sovereignty shapes Jewish identity in Israel, the status of non-Jews, and relations between Israeli and Diaspora Jews, yet its consequences remain enigmatic. Yaacov Yadgar highlights the shortcomings of mainstream discourse and offers a novel explanation of Zionist ideology and the Israeli polity. Yadgar argues that secularism's presumed binary pitting religion against politics is illusory. He shows that the key to understanding this alleged dichotomy is Israel's interest in maintaining its sovereignty as the nation-state of Jews. This creates a need to mark a majority of the population as Jews and to distinguish them from non-Jews. Coupled with the failure to formulate a viable alternative national identity (either "Hebrew" or "Israeli"), it leads the ostensibly secular state to apply a narrow interpretation of Jewish religion as a political tool for maintaining a Jewish majority (4e de couv.)
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978-1-4384-6533-3
1-4384-6533-5
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