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David Ben-Gurion

Joshua’s Conquest: A Cultural and Pedagogical Dilemma in Modern Israel

Ben-Gurion saw the IDF as a modern instantiation of Joshua’s military might. The Israeli writer and politician S. Yizhar, in contrast, asserted that we should discard Joshua because of the violence and wholesale slaughter recounted in the book. Contemporary Israeli teachers grapple with the question of how to teach students such a core story of Jewish history that is fraught with moral problems.

Dr.

Gili Kugler

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Why Now? Toward a Sociology of Knowledge Analysis of TheTorah.com

An analysis of why the approach taken by TheTorah.com has found such a large audience among the Orthodox at this time.

Prof.

Chaim I. Waxman

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Israel’s Declaration of Independence and the Biblical Right to the Land

Defending the right of Jews to the land, the Declaration of Independence invokes their connection going back to biblical times. But does this declaration conform to biblical thought?

Prof.

Nili Wazana

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