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The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

Oz Almog


The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist labor movement and the communal ideals of the kibbutz and moshav, they turned the dream of their pioneer forebears into the reality of the new State of Israel. While the Sabras made up a small minority of the new society's population, their cultural influence was enormous. Their ideals, their love of the land, their recreational culture of bonfires and sing-alongs, their adoption of Arab accessories, their s ... More

Keywords: Sabras, Israelis, Zionist settlement, Palestine, kibbutz, moshav, State of Israel, new Jew, Palmach commanders, British Brigade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520216426
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520216426.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oz Almog, author