November 16, 2018

For new readers: These submissions aim to show that Jewishness has been during the exile, and is all the more today in Israel, a nationhood—much in contrast to the religion-only model that characterizes the Enlightenment era up to the present day. The submissions decon...

October 22, 2018

For new readers: These submissions aim to show that Jewishness has been during the exile, and is all the more today in Israel, a nationhood—much in contrast to the religion-only model that characterizes the Enlightenment era up to the present day. The submissions decon...

September 9, 2018

If the Jewish Deep Nation was missed last week, it was for an I-told-you-so reason: It’s is a retirement project for a non-retired person. Whenever the workload boils over, the submissions take a time-out—as happened last week and as will probably happen on-and-off unt...

August 28, 2018

The project continues its eastward lurch. This episode begins with three rueful remarks. First, when I listed the locales that were once or still tenanted by Mizrahi Jews, I left out Yemen, the place from which the most left-out Jews in history, perhaps, came. Second,...

August 13, 2018

The project now takes an eastward lurch, to the premodern and early modern Jewish collectives. Scholarship repeatedly trips over them in Amsterdam, Gibraltar, Morocco, Tunis, Istanbul, Bulgaria, and Teheran. Even Spain, a little. Usually the historians pick themselves...

August 6, 2018

For new readers: This series aims to show that Jewishness has been during the exile, and is all the more today in Israel, a nationhood. It deconstructs elements of Jewishness that people consider purely religious and finds in them national characteristics that Jewry su...

July 29, 2018

For new readers: This series aims to show that Jewishness has been during the exile, and is all the more today in Israel, a nationhood. It deconstructs elements of Jewishness that people consider purely religious and finds in them national characteristics that Jewry su...

July 15, 2018

For new readers: These submissions aim to show that Jewishness has been during the exile, and is all the more today in Israel, a nationhood. They deconstruct elements of Jewishness into national characteristics that Jewry sustained en bloc until its Western branch, and...

July 9, 2018

Below I flog the Hebrew horse for the seventh time. In the previous forays, I argued as follows:

1. The Hebrew awakening in Eretz Israel, identified with Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and launched in 1882, was cantilevered atop a living Jewish national language. The project succee...

June 29, 2018

Here’s another installment on Hebrew, the dead national language that never died. Last week, I tracked a war that wasn’t—a struggle for the Jewish national language. The Old Yishuv campaign against modern Hebrew, described there, stalled for two reasons. First, its war...

Please reload

 
Please reload