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. 4, No. 2 Winter 2014

Editor's note | Cyril Aslanov

The eighth issue of JLS opens with a collective article on the sociology of religion. “Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization” by Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresa Harings Lavi proposes a theology of migration through an analysis of religious communities with migratory histories and distinguishes between “proactive-adaptive” and “retrospective-adaptive” approaches….

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  • Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization
    Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresea Harings Lavi
    $5.00
  • Islamic Legal Hybridity and Patriarchal Liberalism in the Shari'a Courts in Israel
    Moussa Abou Ramadan
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  • The Hybrid Women of the Arab Spring Revolutions: Islamization of Feminism, Feminization of Islam
    Mira Tzoreff
    $5.00
  • The Iraqi Novel and the Christians of Iraq
    Ronen Zeidel
    $5.00
  • Of Vines, Fig Trees and the Ashes of Bigotry
    Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
    $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.

Wael Abu-‘Uksa and Yonatan Mendel

This issue includes four reviews covering subjects that, while deeply rooted in the past, have profound repercussions on our understanding of the present.

Read more.

+ Articles
  • Theology of Migration: Toward a Comparative Conceptualization
    Uriya Shavit, Galia Sabar, Andrew Esensten, and Teresea Harings Lavi
    $5.00
  • Islamic Legal Hybridity and Patriarchal Liberalism in the Shari'a Courts in Israel
    Moussa Abou Ramadan
    Free download Download
  • The Hybrid Women of the Arab Spring Revolutions: Islamization of Feminism, Feminization of Islam
    Mira Tzoreff
    $5.00
  • The Iraqi Novel and the Christians of Iraq
    Ronen Zeidel
    $5.00
+ Essays
  • Of Vines, Fig Trees and the Ashes of Bigotry
    Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
    $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

Wael Abu-‘Uksa and Yonatan Mendel

This issue includes four reviews covering subjects that, while deeply rooted in the past, have profound repercussions on our understanding of the present.

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.