Unity and conflict in an Israeli village

Deborah Court

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    This paper offers an ethnographic recounting of the author's experience as a transplanted Canadian in a small, religious community in Northern Israel where the original residents are Moroccanhazar b 'tshuva andharedi. Religious conflicts and cultural misunderstandings between these native Israeli residents and a small group of Canadian and American immigrants are described. The death of one of the Canadians proves to be a pivotal event, bringing the residents together. Analysis of the incidents of conflict suggests a cycle of conflict and resolution leading to gradually deepening understanding between the diverse groups and a tentative move toward greater unity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalContemporary Jewry
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2001


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