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Dancing Between Old Worlds and New: Max Nordau's New Jew Idea and its Manifestation in Pre-State Israeli Folk Dance

@inproceedings{Neuman2016DancingBO,
  title={Dancing Between Old Worlds and New: Max Nordau's New Jew Idea and its Manifestation in Pre-State Israeli Folk Dance},
  author={Gdalit Neuman},
  year={2016}
}
Muscular Judaism, a concept presented by Zionist leader Max Nordau at the Second Zionist Congress of 1898, had far reaching ramifications. One of these was the construction of a new human type; the blond haired, blue eyed, masculine and muscular indigenous/authentic Hebrew person, termed Sabra. The Sabra, born in and to his homeland, would be superior to his Diasporic ancestors in body and spirit. Through a combination of archival work, media analysis and interviews, the present study traces… CONTINUE READING

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