Why religious-Zionist settlers describe themselves as “taking over for the kibbutznikim” or “finishing the work the secular Zionists started.”
Two top Israeli observers examine the dominant Jewish personalities in Israel today, and how they compare to the ideas of pre-state Zionist writers.
Zionist revolutionaries dreamed that Israel would create a New Jew, purged of the exile’s disfigurements. Instead, it’s become a vehicle for the renewal of the old Jew, and the old Judaism.
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