The Elect Son of the Chosen People

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:
The Elect Son of the Chosen People

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This chapter discusses the myth of the chosen people, the rejection of the Diaspora, the Sabra and the Holocaust, Sabraism as a cultural seal of approval, the Sabra as the Ashkenazi elite's favorite son, and the Bren and the brightest. It also considers linguistic expressions of elitism and narcissism, the myth of the fighting Sabra and his symbolic accessories, as well as the paratrooper, pilot, and marine commando as heirs of the Palmachnik.

Keywords: Sabras; Holocaust; Sabraism; Ashkenazi; Bren; elitism; narcissism; Palmachnik; Diaspora

Chapter.  26860 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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