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12th of November 2018
The Centrality of the Jewish pilgrimage to Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period and the Christian pilgrimage to the Land of Israel in modern times in the eyes of the Jews.
Professor Jackie Feldman is an associate professor in sociology and anthropology at Ben Gurion university of the Negev. He has researched pilgrimage and tourism and the interface between them, Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, pilgrimage to the Second Temple and Jewish-Israeli youth voyages to Poland. He heads the Rabb Center for Holocaust Studies, and has published on performance, socio-political positioning and the transmission of identity in Yad Vashem and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. His book A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims made me Israeli was published by University of Indiana Press in 2016. His previous book, Between the Death Pits and the Flag: Youth Voyages to Holocaust Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity, was published by Berghahn Press in 2010.