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Idealistic Euphoria

Oz Almog

in The Sabra

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520216426
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520921979 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520216426.003.0002
Idealistic Euphoria

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how the Sabra was socialized, covering stories and songs for children and adolescents, ideological education in the schools, ideologically directed textbooks, unconscious ideological instruction, school programs and memorial ceremonies, symbiosis between civilian and military structures, the Zionist myths, and ideological training. The discussion then turns to expressions of love for the homeland, covering patriotic rhetoric, the ideological chorus, Sabra writers as public clarions, the song of songs of Dani and Uri, striving to surpass the pioneers' expectations, the Sabra's sense of national responsibility, volunteerism and Sabra self-esteem, and the meaning of death for the Sabra soldier.

Keywords: Sabras; socialization; Zionist religion

Chapter.  21575 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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