Table of Contents

Introduction: Identity and National Ethos.
Part One: The Will to Power.
Part Two: The Moral Price of Sovereignty.
Part Three: Power and Jewish Identity in Israeli Public Discourse.
Conclusion: Politics in Israel as a Test of Judaism. Drawing on historiography, philosophy, social commentary ideological tracts and belles lettres, Ehud Luz explores the ways that Zionist attitudes toward sovereignty were shaped by their Judaic heritage, in particular the prophetic literature and the halakhic (legal) tradition.