Journal of Levantine Studies


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VOLUME 7, NO. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The current volume of the Journal of Levantine Studies pays tribute to Egyptian Jewish essayist and novelist Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff by dedicating a thematic discussion to the concept of the Arab-Jew, which is strongly connected to the idea of Levantinism. In her writing Kahanoff considers the dilemmas of Mediterranean Jews and opens the possibilities of imagining a new geographical, political, cultural, and historical space: the Levant. Similarly, the idea of the Arab-Jew reflects the possibilities or impossibilities of the Levant and Levantine belonging. It offers possibilities of thinking beyond the politicized categories of ethnic identity and of considering the Mediterranean as a combination of local and regional histories.2 The three articles and essay presented in this thematic discussion attempt to highlight the Arab-Jew and propose new directions of research on the topic in light of the last decade’s rich scholarship regarding this important part of a Levantine world and identity.

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(Photo of Yemeni family walking through the desert to a reception camp set up by the "Joint" near Aden, 1949, Israeli National Photo Archive, Wikimediacommons)
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Vol. 3, No. 1 Summer 2013

Editor's note | Steven Kaplan, Merav Mack

The articles that appear in this special issue of the Journal of Levantine Studies are the product of an international conference on “Transnationalism and the Contemporary Christian Communities in the Holy Land.” Taking place June 28–29, 2010, it was conducted under the auspices of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Centre de recherche français de Jérusalem (CRFJ), and the Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies….

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  • Between Israel and the Holy Land, between the Global and the Local: The Role of African Initiated Churches within African Transnational Migration to Israel
    Galia Sabar
    $5.00
  • The Imagined Christian Ecumene and the Quest for Return: Christian IDPs in Israel and the 2009 Visit of Benedict XVI
    Adoram Schneidleder
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  • A Center of Transnational Syriac Orthodoxy: St. Mark’s Convent in Jerusalem
    Heleen Murre-van den Berg
    $5.00
  • E-Transnationalism: The Case of the Christian Zionist Community in Israel
    Michelle Syen
    $5.00
  • The Transnationalism of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church (EOTC) in the Holy Land
    Steven Kaplan
    $5.00

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages various perspectives and unique voices, so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, expresses the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

On the Review Section | Wael Abu-ʿUksa and Yonatan Mendel

The following reviews relate to our understanding of the ways in which identities, geographic spaces, religious concepts, and political formulas are shaped by the movement of people and the transition of ideas…..

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+ Articles
  • Between Israel and the Holy Land, between the Global and the Local: The Role of African Initiated Churches within African Transnational Migration to Israel
    Galia Sabar
    $5.00
  • The Imagined Christian Ecumene and the Quest for Return: Christian IDPs in Israel and the 2009 Visit of Benedict XVI
    Adoram Schneidleder
    Free download Download
  • A Center of Transnational Syriac Orthodoxy: St. Mark’s Convent in Jerusalem
    Heleen Murre-van den Berg
    $5.00
  • E-Transnationalism: The Case of the Christian Zionist Community in Israel
    Michelle Syen
    $5.00
  • The Transnationalism of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church (EOTC) in the Holy Land
    Steven Kaplan
    $5.00
+ Dock-ument

dock-ument promotes theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant through the publication of personal essays, lyrical prose, poetry, and other expressive texts. It encourages various perspectives and unique voices, so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, expresses the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

+ Reviews

On the Review Section | Wael Abu-ʿUksa and Yonatan Mendel

The following reviews relate to our understanding of the ways in which identities, geographic spaces, religious concepts, and political formulas are shaped by the movement of people and the transition of ideas…..

Read More »


Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the “Levant.” The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.