Professor Yaacov Yadgar



Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism, and Judaism (Forthcoming in 2017, SUNY Press).

Beyond Secularism: Traditionism and the Critique of Israeli Secularism (Jerusalem: The Van-Leer Institute, Hakibutz Hameuhad, 2012. Hebrew).

Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics: Traditionists and Modernity (London: Routledge, 2011).

Masortim in Israel: Modernity without Secularization (Jerusalem: Israeli Judaism Series – Hartman Institute/Law Faculty, Bar-Ilan University/Keter Publishing, 2010. Hebrew)

Our Story: National Narratives in the Israeli Press (Haifa University Press, 2004. Hebrew).

Selected Articles

“Traditionism.” Cogent Social Sciences 1:1061734, 2015, 

“Overcoming the ‘Religion and Politics’ Discourse: A New Interpretation of the Israeli Case”. Journal of Religion and Society 16, 2014, 

“Tradition”. Human Studies 36(4), 2013, pp. 451-470.

“A Myth of Peace: 'The Vision of the New Middle East' and its Transformations in the Israeli Political and Public Spheres”, Journal of Peace Research 43(3), 2006, pp. 297-312.

“Gender, Religion and Feminism: The Case of Jewish Israeli Traditionalists”, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45(3), 2006, pp. 353-370.

“From ‘True Peace’ to ‘The Vision of the New Middle East’: Rival Images of Peace in Israel”. Journal of Peace Research 40(2), 2003, pp. 177-193.

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