By Jackie Feldman
For lots of Evangelical Christians, a visit to the Holy Land is an essential component of working towards their religion. Arriving in teams, every one of these pilgrims are guided through Jewish Israeli journey courses. For greater than 3 many years, Jackie Feldman—born into an Orthodox Jewish family members in long island, now an Israeli citizen, student, and certified guide—has been top excursions, analyzing Biblical landscapes, and fielding questions on faith and present politics. during this booklet, he attracts on pilgrimage and tourism reviews, his personal studies, and interviews with different courses, Palestinian drivers and go back and forth brokers, and Christian pastors to check the advanced interactions during which publications and travelers "co-produce" the Bible Land. He uncovers the implicit politics of shuttle brochures and spiritual souvenirs. Feldman asks what it capability while Jewish-Israeli publications get stuck up of their personal performances or perform Christian rituals, and displays on how his interactions with Christian travelers have replaced his figuring out of himself and his perspectives of faith.
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Extra resources for A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli
As the center of my life-world moved from the tour bus into academia and my guiding work became more sporadic, I continued to reflect on the nature of the guide-group-land encounter that I had helped orchestrate for twenty years. During the first years of the second Intifada, from 2002 to 2004, along with a research partner (and fellow tour guide), Yael Guter, I carried out a series of two- to nine-hour-long semistructured interviews with approximately 25 (mostly) then unemployed veteran guides of Christian groups.
How, then, is one now to guide in such a place? It’s hard to speak back to power without raising your voice. A Rabbi for the Gentiles It’s been more than thirty years since I first took the microphone on a tour bus. Over time, I learned to step back and shut up when hearing things I didn’t like and felt I couldn’t change. I also learned where and when I could introduce a grain of doubt into the shell of the tour and get away with it. By now, I’ve spent most of my life in Israel; English is my children’s third language (after Hebrew and my wife’s French), and merchants will address me in Hebrew, even when I dress like a tourist.
Chapter 4 shows how political understandings of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are made self-evident through Christian religious language in itineraries, brochures, and guides’ discourses and practices, while competing understandings are silenced. Chapter 5 turns to money and souvenirs, showing how religious and political values are expressed through the material transactions of 36 | A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land pilgrimage. Chapter 6 shifts focus, analyzing how a loosely-tied community of Jewish-Israeli guides struggles with the seductions of Christianity and of their own performances in the course of shepherding pilgrims through the land.