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What Does a Jew Want?On Binationalism and Other Specters$
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Udi Aloni

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001

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Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

Chapter:
(p.154) Stabat Mater
Source:
What Does a Jew Want?
Author(s):

Aloni Udi

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0029

In this tribute to his father, the author reflects on what he claims to be the tragedy of Jerusalem and likens it to Maria enduring her pain as she regards Jesus on the cross. He says it is the reason why he cherishes the bond between his mother and Hanan Ashrawi, as two mothers who refuse to accept the human sacrifice that Jerusalem has demanded all these years. He also talks about his father, who appeared in his dreams after he passed away; Adam in the Garden of Eden, trying to hide from God; and Israeli poet and theologian Haviva Pedaya. The author recounts how he came to understand that God has not been dead from the beginning, but is dying. He asserts that the mother who protests instead of enduring and a weak and fragile God are two concepts that can be the beginning of a different discourse on Jerusalem.

Keywords:   father, Jerusalem, Jesus, mother, Hanan Ashrawi, human sacrifice, Adam, Garden of Eden, God, Haviva Pedaya

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