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Jewish Studies

Yosef H. Yerushalmi

Israel, der unerwartete Staat

Messianismus, Sektierertum und die zionistische Revolution
Hrsg. v. Eilert Herms
Übers. v. Shivaun Heath u. Anja Pachel

[Israel, the Unexpected State. Messianism, Sectarianism, and the Zionist Revolution.]

unrevised student ebook-edition 2021; 2006. 120 pages.

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This year's Leopold-Lucas-Prize was awarded to Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi. His lecture is an attempt to clarify the historical meaning of modern Zionism and the State of Israel. This problem cannot be approached in political terms alone, nor within the conventional context of modern nationalism. It requires a deep and sophisticated awareness of the messianic heritages.
This year's Leopold-Lucas-Prize was awarded to Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi. He has produced fundamental research on the history of the Jewish Diaspora and has shed additional light on the relationship between Freudian psychoanalysis and Jewish history in his revolutionary work. He has studied the conditions under which Jews and other cultures can live together constructively in non-Jewish societies. His insights into the significance of collective memory and the writing of critical history for the identity of cultures have proven to be ground-breaking. In his lecture he attempts to clarify the historical meaning of modern Zionism and the State of Israel, both currently subject to raging controversy and much confusion among Jews and non-Jews alike. While Zionism drew some elements from prior Jewish messianism, it was essentially a revolt against the messianic tradition, at least in the form it had assumed. Moreover, nothing in Jewish (or Christian and Muslim tradition) had anticipated a sovereign Jewish state such as now exists, in the midst of history and before the end of time. The problem of understanding Zionism and Israel cannot be approached in political terms alone, nor within the conventional context of modern nationalism. It requires a deep and sophisticated awareness of the messianic heritages which, religious or secularized, continue to influence opinions, whether pro or contra.
Authors/Editors

Yosef H. Yerushalmi Born 1932; 1966 Ph.D. in history, Columbia University; 1966–80 Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; since 1980 Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society (Dept. of History) and Director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University.

Eilert Herms Geboren 1940; Studium der Ev. Theologie, Philosophie und Germanistik in Berlin, Tübingen, Mainz und Göttingen; 1971 Promotion; 1975 Habilitation; Professor em. für Systematische Theologie und Direktor des Instituts für Ethik an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen.

Shivaun Heath No current data available.

Anja Pachel No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: www.literatur-report.de — www.literatur-report.de/cms
In: Revue des Etudes Juives — 166 (2007), S. 593–595 (Jean-Pierre Osier)
In: DeutschlandRadio — Sendung: 17.07.2006, 19.15–20 Uhr (Karin Beindorff)
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung – F — 21. November 2006, S. 20 (Julia Brauch)