The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew


"Fascinating in both its materials and its conclusions. [Almog's] arguments are forceful, yet very well grounded in empirical and theoretical works. The integrative and analytic power of this scholarly yet highly interesting work is extremely rich and sophisticated; its theoretical understanding and linkage to other works of sociology are truly remarkable." --Amia Lieblich, author of "Conversations with Dvora: An Experimental Biography of the First Modern Hebrew Woman Writer

"The Sabra encompasses the entire spectrum of its subject and is quite unique in its breadth and its depth. In his pursuit of Sabra culture Almog excels in the gathering and analysis not only of published documents, literature, and Hebrew textbooks, but equally of a great variety of expressions of everyday life. In this respect this book is an unprecedented tour de force."--Shabtai Teveth, author of "Ben-Gurion's Spy: The Story of the Political Scandal That Shaped Modern Israel

"The Sabra is singularly important given the centrality of the Sabra in Israeli life both symbolically--as a guiding myth or 'key scenario' for young Israelis--and in terms of the leadership positions that the first Sabras occupied until recently in the political and military affairs of Israel."--Yoram Bilu, author of "Grasping Land: Space and Place in Contemporary Israeli Discourse and Experience

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2000


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