Contemporary practices: Israel

Abramovitch, H. 2014

‘More dry bones. the significance of changes in mortuary ritual in contemporary Israel’ in F. Markowitz, S. Sharot & M. Shokeid (eds) Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 229-242.

Bar, D.  2023

‘Kivrei tsadikim as holy places? The tsadikification process of Jewish cemeteries in the state of Israel’, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 22:4, 543-566.

Holler, R. 2021

‘Religion and the Israeli welfare state: the case of burial services’, Politics and Religion, 14:4, 712-734.


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