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Rereading Israel

The Spirit of the Matter

Bonna Devora Haberman


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Setting aside vitriolic debates and worn postures, Rereading Israel refreshes current conversations about Israel, opening Jewish sources to interpret Israel in critical, innovative, and inspiring ways. The book presents readers with an opportunity to engage ethically, intellectually, and emotionally, challenging them to apply the resources at their disposal to grapple honestly and creatively with land and people, history, text, and spirit. This consideration invites those who read into a deep exploration of their roles and their relationships to the destiny of a profoundly human and unfinished sacred project.

Praise For Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter

"[A] highly original book . . . . At once brisk and spiritual, Rereading Israel finds inspiration . . . for the construction of a mature, fulfilled Jewish nation state."  —Times of Israel

Urim Publications, 9789655241242, 191pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

About the Author

Bonna Devora Haberman is the founder and former director of the Mistabra Institute for Textual Activism at Brandeis University, and a former lecturer at Harvard University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has helped initiate a movement for women’s public participation and leadership in Judaism and also codirects YTheater, an Israeli-Palestinian theater project.