The Symbol-System of Zionist-Socialism: An Aspect of Israeli Civil Religion

By Charles S. Liebman, Eliezer Don-Yehiya

Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981

In: Modern Judaism 1/2, 121-148. The major symbols of Zionist-Socialism, its myths and ceremonies, were laden with traditional motifs and representations. These symbols which were borrowed, in toto, from outside the tradition, proved to be ephemeral. The traditional Jewish symbols underwent transformation and transvaluation to suit them to the values of Zionist-Socialism. But the retention of traditional forms, however new the content, serves to legitimate traditional symbols which may result in their continued vitality.

Topic: Scholarship, Identity Formation, Academic Research

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Liebman, Charles S. Don-Yehiya, Eliezer. The Symbol-System of Zionist-Socialism: An Aspect of Israeli Civil Religion. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1981:


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