Tel Aviv Review

Tortured by the State: Race and gender in contemporary Israel

Host Gilad Halpern speaks to Prof. Smadar Lavie, author of a recent anthropological study, about race and gender in contemporary Israel.

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Airing grievances: A comparison of social protest movements

Naama Nagar, a sociologist from the University of Wisconsin Madison, was closely involved in two social protest movements in 2011; in Wisconsin and in her native Israel.

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A eulogy to a different kind of Zionism

Prof. Ofer Shiff, author of the recently published ‘The Downfall of Abba Hillel Silver and the Foundation of Israel,’ talks about the American-Jewish leader.

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The price of collaboration: Israel’s Arab informants

Host Gilad Halpern speaks to Prof. Menachem Hofnung of Hebrew University about his ground-breaking study on Israel’s treatment of Arab informants.

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The cost of ‘normalizing’ war

The “cultural ambience” in the wake of the Six Day War, which blurred the boundaries between war and peace, was the main cause for the trauma of the Yom Kippur War.

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Silencing the ‘Yemenite Babies Affair’

Host Gilad Halpern interviews Dr Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber of Suffolk University about Israeli media bias in the obscure ‘Yemenite babies affair.’

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The Jewish revival and the renaissance of the ‘Orient’

The research of Hebrew University’s Dr. Hanan Harif has focused on Zionist intellectuals, who regarded the Jewish revival in the Land of Israel as part of the renaissance of the so-called ‘Orient.’

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The Golden Age of the Shtetl

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, posits that Medieval Spain wasn’t the only ‘Golden Age’ in Jewish history.

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