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Glory and AgonyIsaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative$
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Yael Feldman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759021

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.001.0001

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“A State of Exception”: A View from the Present

(p.311) Afterword
Glory and Agony
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This chapter considers the new global “state of exception,” arguing that efforts to restore some sanity to the national psyche were doomed to fail, in Israeli culture as elsewhere. With the relentless escalation of the Arab–Israeli conflict, sacrificial images have resurfaced and taken on different forms. Veteran authors revisited their own sacrificial narratives, giving them a new twist. Moshe Shamir, for instance, antedated Abraham's sacrificial moment to the very beginning of his biblical journey, anchoring it in his willingness to give up everything he had for the sake of a promise, of an unknown future.

Keywords:   Arab–Israeli conflict, Israeli culture, sacrificial images, Moshe Shamir

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