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Hebron Jews : memory and conflict in the land of Israel

Author: Jerold S Auerbach
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2009.
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In this first comprehensive history in English of the Jews of Hebron, Jerold S. Auerbach explores one of the oldest and most vilified Jewish communities in the world. Spanning three thousand years, from the biblical narrative of Abraham's purchase of a burial cave for Sarah to the violent present, it offers a controversial analysis of a community located at the crossroads of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Auerbach, Jerold S.
Hebron Jews.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2009
(DLC) 2009001038
(OCoLC)298470871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerold S Auerbach
ISBN: 9780742566170 074256617X
OCLC Number: 434006277
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Biblical Hebron --
Holy site --
Community --
Catastrophe --
Return --
Renewal --
Crisis --
Endurance --
Legitimacy --
Memory.
Responsibility: Jerold S. Auerbach.

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In this first comprehensive history in English of the Jews of Hebron, Jerold S. Auerbach explores one of the oldest and most vilified Jewish communities in the world. Spanning three thousand years, from the biblical narrative of Abraham's purchase of a burial cave for Sarah to the violent present, it offers a controversial analysis of a community located at the crossroads of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle over national boundaries and the internal Israeli struggle over the meaning of Jewish statehood. Hebron Jews sharply challenges conventional Zionist historiography and current media understa.

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