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It should be understood that religion has played only an indirect role in defining the 'Jewish nation'.
The religious definition of a Jew is in effect ethnic: a Jew is anyone – even if an atheist – born to a Jewish mother, or a person officially converted to Judaism.
The elements of an authentic movement for self-determination are replaced in zionism by archaeological realities of the 'ancestors', as conveyed by religious texts.
The zionists' fascination with archaeological excavations is well known.
Each issue also contains other features: occasional articles, discussion forums, book reviews, comments on current events, documents and readers' letters. 5, 1978) I shall try to describe, in three parts, several aspects of the relationship between zionism and the Oriental Jews.
First, I shall discuss those ideological contradictions which have determined zionism's conception of its Oriental subjects.
This has cast its shadow over all aspects of zionist existence.
However, zionism has no place even in this loose framework (although the Bund does).Zionism claims to speak in the name of all Jews, but in fact it is a movement which emerged in the Ashkenazi (Central and Eastern European) communities, and has never embraced any other part of world Jewry.Of course, some form of religious longing for 'Zion' as a symbol of messianic apocalypse and of religious pilgrimage has existed in most Jewish communities; but one should not be misled into identifying this spiritual symbolism with the Ashkenazi movement of political zionism.The second part will deal with the socio-economic realities of Israel: poverty; rural and urban slums; industrial proletarianisation; policies in housing, education and demographic planning; the character of discrimination in everyday life.
Finally, I shall discuss some components of the ideological and political superstructure which developed among the Oriental Jews, as a result of their social reality and as a reaction to the zionist conception of them: a crisis of identity, the breakup of communities and of their traditional elites, self-repudiation, political attitudes, the development of some measure of class and group consciousness and, from that, limited revolt.
Khamsin was founded in 1975 in Paris, France, and jointly edited by Leila Kadi of Lebanon and the late Eli Lobel, a member of The Israeli Socialist Organization (Matzpen).