Schusterman Center for Israel Studies:

ONLINEThe Law & The Child: Children’s Weeklies, Israel ’48-58

November 17, 2022 Waltham Free
Dr. Talia Diskin (Courtesy photo)

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University invites you to a seminar with Dr. Talia Diskin. Join us in person or on Zoom. Registration requested.

Embracing the transition from Yishuv (the organized Jewish community in the Land of Israel) to political sovereignty, Israel’s first decade was a formative time that drew the contours of Israeli society. Throughout this decade, the children’s press played an important role in shaping the values of the young generation.

Children’s journals were differentiated by sectorial and even political leanings, and a close reading reveals the overt and covert ways in which the writing assimilated the regularization of laws, norms, and moral values in daily life in the new State of Israel.

This presentation will illuminate the nature of the journals’ effort to shape readers’ attitudes toward the law generally, and the rule of law specifically, in Israel’s formative years.

Dr. Talia Diskin is a post-doctoral fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. She is a visiting scholar at the Schusterman Center this semester. Dr. Diskin holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and communication, a bachelor of law degree (LL.B) and a master’s degree in culture research from Tel Aviv University. During her studies, Talia was granted several scholarships and awards, most recently, the Ben Halpern award from the Association for Israel Studies for best doctoral dissertation for her study, “A Law of Our Own: Legal and Moral Values in Children and Youth Periodicals in the State of Israel, 1948-1958,” supervised by Prof. Assaf Likhovski. Between 2018-2021 she was a post-doctoral fellow at The Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.

Attending in person? This is a “brown bag” event. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Location: The seminar will take place at Brandeis University, in the third floor conference room of the Mandel Center for the Humanities. Directions available here.

This presentation is part of the Schusterman Seminars series, advanced seminars geared toward faculty and graduate students, and open to all, presenting the latest research in Israel Studies to the Schusterman Center community and beyond.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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