By Jackie Feldman
For plenty of Evangelical Christians, a visit to the Holy Land is an essential component of working towards their religion. Arriving in teams, each one of these pilgrims are guided by way of Jewish Israeli journey courses. For greater than 3 many years, Jackie Feldman—born into an Orthodox Jewish relations in manhattan, now an Israeli citizen, student, and authorized guide—has been major excursions, examining Biblical landscapes, and fielding questions on faith and present politics. during this e-book, he attracts on pilgrimage and tourism reports, his personal studies, and interviews with different courses, Palestinian drivers and commute brokers, and Christian pastors to ascertain the advanced interactions wherein courses and travelers "co-produce" the Bible Land. He uncovers the implicit politics of commute brochures and spiritual souvenirs. Feldman asks what it ability whilst 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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A cultural experience of . . ”18 The two aspects delineated by Orsi – sociocultural codes and what lies beyond – have elective affinities to two major approaches in the study of religion and space as identified by Kim Knott: One is “a social constructivist approach . . ”19 While phenomenological approaches do not necessarily include the uncanny, they tend to be more receptive to the nonverbal, less reductionist of the sacred. Both approaches are crucial in understanding the authority and the immediacy of the pilgrimage experience.
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. The seventh and final chapter returns to the questions posed at the outset and explores the implications of the study, especially as regards the mechanisms of identity construction through performance. 3 OPENING THEIR EYES: PERFORMANCE OF A SHARED PROTESTANTISR AELI BIBLE L AND Early in the morning of their first day in Jerusalem, the guide Galia takes her Protestant pilgrims to view the panorama from atop the Mount of Olives.
May sometimes look beyond . . ” Not a condition but a process. Not a practice conforming to the logic of a social structure, but something sensed, heard, felt, seen, that attracts the seeker to resolve to transcend the horizon of his daily experience, the well-marked boundaries of his social world. 6 In this spirit, I extend the frame of analysis of Christian pilgrimage to include the Jewish guide and the Christian pilgrims as performers of an interreligious phenomena – generators of a field of sometimes contested but often overlapping meanings.
A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli by Jackie Feldman