Back to the Future: Standing at the Intersection of Valley-of-the-Ghosts and Our-Mother-Rachel

By Sidra DeKoven-Ezrahi

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2005

The author contemplates the link between memory and imagination in Zionism and Hebrew literature, noting the paradox that Zionismâ??s mandate to forge a new future was at the same time a revocation of the license to imagine alternative futures. The author also states that Hebrew fiction was planted in the soil of Israel, without ever fully acclimating and never really relinquished the lower-case homelands of the Jewish Diaspora.

Topic: Literature, History, Diaspora, Hebrew, Communal Memory, Zionism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/619

Page Number(s): 7-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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DeKoven-Ezrahi, Sidra. Back to the Future: Standing at the Intersection of Valley-of-the-Ghosts and Our-Mother-Rachel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2005: 7-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6182


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