Contemporary IsraelNew Insights and Scholarship

Contemporary IsraelNew Insights and Scholarship

Frederick E. Greenspahn

Print publication date: 2017

ISBN: 9781479896806

Publisher: NYU Press


Over the past generation, modern Israel has evolved in ways that often differ from both what its founders envisioned and how it is popularly perceived. In this volume, experts draw on recent scholarship from both the humanities and the social sciences to explore subjects that illustrate these insights. Topics discussed include the changing composition of Israel’s population, feminist trends in its Orthodox community, and transformations in its culture and social identity, as well as the country’s Palestinian citizens and the development of Israel’s relationship to the American Jewish community.

Table of Contents

Front Matter


Frederick E. Greenspahn

Part I History

1 Contesting Israel

Arieh Saposnik

2 Palestinian Citizenship in Israel

Nadim N. Rouhana and Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Part II Society

3 Immigration

Calvin Goldscheider

4 Kibbutzim

Raymond Russell

5 The Women’s Movement

Patricia J. Woods

Part III Religion

6 Modern Orthodox Feminism

Paula J. Birnbaum

Part IV Identity

8 Israeli Fiction

Nehama Aschkenasy

9 Israeli Hebrew

Shmuel Bolozky

10 The Politics of Israel

Theodore Sasson


Ilan Troen