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The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies

Becoming Israeli
National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s
A fresh and lively assessment of the pleasures and hardships of daily life in Israel during the 1950s
Helman, Anat

A History
A history of Israel in the context of the modern Jewish experience and the history of the Middle East
Shapira, Anita

Israel in the Middle East
Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present
An anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East
Rabinovich, Itamar and Reinharz, Jehuda, eds.

Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century
Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict
A data-based analysis of social life and social problems in contemporary Israel that draws a vivid portrait of a dynamic and rapidly changing society
Goldscheider, Calvin

A Jewish Kapo in Auschwitz
History, Memory, and the Politics of Survival
Intriguing biography of Eliezer Gruenbaum, the communist Jewish Kapo whose controversy-ridden story spans Europe and Israel
Friling, Tuvia

Land and Desire in Early Zionism

A provocative look at the centrality of desire for “the Land” among early settlers in pre-state Israel
Neumann, Boaz

Palestine between Politics and Terror, 1945–1947

A fascinating look at the end of British rule in Palestine, through the eyes of its final high commissioner
Golani, Motti

A Poetics of Trauma
The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch
Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory
Szobel, Ilana

The Rise of the Individual in 1950s Israel
A Challenge to Collectivism
A provocative history of Israeli society in the 1950s that demonstrates how a voluntarist collectivism gave way to an individualist ethos
Rozin, Orit

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Cohen, Hillel

Yehuda Amichai
The Making of Israel’s National Poet
An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials
Gold, Nili Scharf

Young Tel Aviv
A Tale of Two Cities
Fascinating revisionist history of Jewish life in Tel Aviv in the Mandate era
Helman, Anat

The Zionist Paradox
Hebrew Literature and Israeli Identity
A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal
Schwartz, Yigal