"היום אנחנו מוסרים את הפיקדון לכלל העם היהודי": תפיסת מקום מחודשת של בני דור וחצי אודות חג הסֶגְד בישראל

Translated title of the contribution: Today We Hand Over the Trust to the Entire Jewish People” Renewed Perception of the Place of the Sigd Holiday in Israel

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Abstract

This article examines the renewed perception of the place of the Sigd holiday in Israel, as expressed in the ethnic activism of social-political leaders, members of the 1.5 generation who immigrated from Ethiopia. The findings show that syncretism was created in the identity, organization of the Sigd celebrations and leadership patterns of young Ethiopian leaders, reflectingtheir goals. By emphasizing symbols of ethnic identity, the leadership of this excluded minority group struggled for the right to ethnic otherness and to become integrated in the Israeli space as such. They stressed the importance of ethnic celebrations as a factor for unification of the people and the symmetry of this unity. Emphasis of the pan-Jewish and pan-Israeli relevance of the Sigd created a different definition of place, which serves as an anchor for the identity and belonging of immigrants within Jewish and Israeli society.
Translated title of the contributionToday We Hand Over the Trust to the Entire Jewish People” Renewed Perception of the Place of the Sigd Holiday in Israel
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
Journalהגירה
Volume11
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Affiliation (Psychology)
  • Ethnic identity
  • Group identity
  • Immigrant absorption -- Israel
  • Israel -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects
  • Jews -- Ethiopia
  • Jews, Ethiopian -- Eretz Israel
  • Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel
  • Leadership
  • Social sciences

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