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Themes of Deviance and Unconventionality

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734863
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895090 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0007
Themes of Deviance and Unconventionality

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This chapter describes some themes, cases and affairs that served as axes around which media reports revolved for 1948-1998, and beyond. Such themes focus on such topics as archaeological excavations, preparations to build the Third Jewish Temple, blackmail, cursing, boycotting and excommunicating, mixed mingling, elections falsifications, stopping El Al from flying on Shabbat, forbidden romances, using magical objects during election time, denial of state symbols, Ovadya Yoseph, pirate radio stations, attacks on the secular legal system, misusing and mismanagement of state funds, modesty and pornography and more.

Keywords: archaeology; blackmail; El Al; election falsification; Jewish temple; legal system; Ovadya Yoseph; pirate radio; pornography

Chapter.  9809 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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