This paper exposes the sources of anti-Jewish education in Zionist thought and praxis by examining an unsuccessful attempt to educate for sensitivity to the suffering of the others in Israel. I argue that by conceiving the "Jew" as the ultimate victim of human history, and instrumentalizing Holocaust memory in the service of Israeli ethnocentrism, this form of education conflicts with central themes of Jewish tradition and leads to violent oppression of the Palestinian "other." This double violence, to Jewish authenticity and the Palestinian "other," can only be overcome by a reassessment of the transcendent dimension required for a geniune radical education.
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- Religious studies