Images of Rabbi Uziel and their place in his commemoration

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The article examines changes in the commemoration work and memorial discourse surrounding the first Sephardi Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel, Rabbi Ben-Tzion Meir Hai Uziel. While commemoration work in the public sphere in Israel has dwindled over the years, there has been a revival of memory discourse in recent years, especially amongst Religious Zionists. The article proposes reasons for this resurgence, including a response to processes of Haredization of the Sephardi spiritual leadership in Israel and a quest for a source of inspiration for a moderate, Zionist Orthodox rabbinate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Israeli History
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

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  • Rabbi Uziel
  • Religious Zionist
  • collective memory
  • commemoration


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