Watchman Fell Asleep The

Author: Uri Bar-Joseph
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791483121
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Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Intelligence And Military Operations

Author: Michael Handel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135179344
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Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision maker is vital.

The Origins Of Judaism

Author: Robert Goldenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113946566X
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The Origins of Judaism provides a clear, straightforward account of the development of ancient Judaism in both the Judean homeland and the Diaspora. Beginning with the Bible and ending with the rise of Islam, the text depicts the emergence of a religion that would be recognized today as Judaism out of customs and conceptions that were quite different from any that now exist. Special attention is given to the early rabbis' contribution to this historical process. Together with the main narrative, the book provides substantial quotations from primary texts (biblical, rabbinic and other) along with extended side treatments of important themes, a glossary, short biographies of leading early rabbis, a chronology of important dates and suggestions for further reading.

Intelligence Success And Failure

Author: Uri Bar-Joseph
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019067699X
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The study of strategic surprise has long concentrated on important failures that resulted in catastrophes such as Pearl Harbor and the September 11th attacks, and the majority of previously published research in the field determines that such large-scale military failures often stem from defective information-processing systems. Intelligence Success and Failure challenges this common assertion that catastrophic surprise attacks are the unmistakable products of warning failure alone. Further, Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott approach this topic uniquely by highlighting the successful cases of strategic surprise, as well as the failures, from a psychological perspective. This book delineates the critical role of individual psychopathologies in precipitating failure by investigating important historical cases. Bar-Joseph and McDermott use six particular military attacks as examples for their analysis, including: "Barbarossa," the June 1941 German invasion of the USSR (failure); the fall-winter 1941 battle for Moscow (success); the Arab attack on Israel on Yom Kippur 1973 (failure); and the second Egyptian offensive in the war six days later (success). From these specific cases and others, they analyze the psychological mechanisms through which leaders assess their own fatal mistakes and use the intelligence available to them. Their research examines the factors that contribute to failure and success in responding to strategic surprise and identify the learning process that central decision makers use to facilitate subsequent successes. Intelligence Success and Failure presents a new theory in the study of strategic surprise that claims the key explanation for warning failure is not unintentional action, but rather, motivated biases in key intelligence and central leaders that null any sense of doubt prior to surprise attacks.

Journey Into The Zohar A

Author: Nathan Wolski
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438430558
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An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

Army Of Shadows

Author: Hillel Cohen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520252219
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Tells the story of Arabs who, from the very beginning of the Arab-Israeli encounter, sided with the Zionists and aided them politically, economically, and in security matters. This book features Bedouins who hosted Jewish neighbors, weapons dealers, and pro-Zionist propagandists.

The Best Of Enemies

Author: Uri Bar-Joseph
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113517010X
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An analysis of Israel's relations with Abdullah before the outbreak of hostilities.

A Vocabulary Of Desire

Author: Laura S. Lieber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278591
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In A Vocabulary of Desire, Laura Lieber provides a nuanced introduction to the variety of ways in which Jewish liturgical poets from Late Ancient Palestine understood the Song of Songs, complemented by annotated translations of six complete works.