#64, pace306. From Prophets to Supeman? Bingo! Have nice reading - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zmogus
    • 22.03.06 | 12:43 (IST)

    Well, prophets' part in this article was rather a rhetorical figure and Shtrasler hardly advocates a literal program of prophets for Israel policy making. Maybe the article will start making more sense for you if you interpret it that way. But curiously enough, the superman you evoke has much to do with the prophets. If you read French, see Eco's "De Superman au surhomme", then see the visions of the "new type of Jew" in the founding years of Israel state, where the biblical elements are transformed into humanist terms. For those, if you read Hebrew, you will enjoy Boris Schatz's utopia "Yerushalayim haBnenuya" 1918 or Herzl's Altneuland or any other Zionist text dealing with constructing the "new type" before IIWW. For the "superman type" you also may give a try to dissertation written recently in Beer-Sheva Univ. on Zionist eugenetic practices in pre-IIWW Palestine and the social anthrop. works on reintegration of diaspora-dominated elements into the "new type" image after 1967

    from the article: The ashes on the prophets' eyes
    First published 00:00 21.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 21.03.06
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