Outlawed Pigs: Law, Religion, and Culture in Israel / Edition 1

Outlawed Pigs: Law, Religion, and Culture in Israel / Edition 1

by Daphne Barak-Erez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299221601

ISBN-13: 9780299221607

Pub. Date: 06/05/2007

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

     The prohibition against pigs is one of the most powerful symbols of Jewish culture and collective memory. Outlawed Pigs explores how the historical sensitivity of Jews to the pig prohibition was incorporated into Israeli law and culture. 
     Daphne Barak-Erez specifically traces the course of two laws,

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     The prohibition against pigs is one of the most powerful symbols of Jewish culture and collective memory. Outlawed Pigs explores how the historical sensitivity of Jews to the pig prohibition was incorporated into Israeli law and culture. 
     Daphne Barak-Erez specifically traces the course of two laws, one that authorized municipalities to ban the possession and trading in pork within their jurisdiction and another law that forbids pig breeding throughout Israel, except for areas populated mainly by Christians. Her analysis offers a comprehensive, decade-by-decade discussion of the overall relationship between law and culture since the inception of the Israeli nation-state. 
     By examining ever-fluctuating Israeli popular opinion on Israel's two laws outlawing the trade and possession of pigs, Barak-Erez finds an interesting and accessible way to explore the complex interplay of law, religion, and culture in modern Israel, and more specifically a microcosm for the larger question of which lies more at the foundation of Israeli state law: religion or cultural tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299221607
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Religious Symbols and Culture in Israeli Law     3
Pig Prohibitions in Jewish and Israeli Culture     15
Toward Independence: The British Mandate in the 1930s and 1940s     27
The Establishment of the State and the Politics of Nation-Building     33
Laying the Foundations: Legislation in the 1950s and 1960s     43
Formative Battles of Enforcement     59
From Status Quo to Political Conflict: The 1970s and 1980s     69
The Renewed Challenge: The 1990s and Onwards     81
National Symbol or Religious Concern?     107
Pig-Related Legislation in Israel     123
The Israeli Political Spectrum     129
Notes     135
Index     179

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