The stamp of a hero
Lines from Dead Man’s Dump by Jewish poet Isaac Rosenberg feature on a commemorative stamp marking the First World War issued by Royal Mail this week. Rosenberg was killed in action in April 1918
Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism and Judaism, was published earlier this year, will be a fellow at St Anne’s College.
He said his intention was to “create a space for tolerant and diverse engagement with Israel-related issues”.
His approach to Israel studies was “both pluralistic and inclusive,” he said.
“I am interested in exploring what ‘Israel’ and ‘Israeli’ means for all the subgroups in Israeli society. Israeli society is not homogeneous and we must recognise the various histories, identities, cultures, and politics within it.”
He is also keen to “put Israel back” within the broader framework of Middle Eastern studies.”