Transhistorical Encounters in the Land of Israel: On Symbolic Bridges, National Memory, and the Literary Imagination.

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      This article focuses on children's tales that were published in Hebrew textbooks and holiday anthologies for young children in Israel. These tales represent a new literary trend that began in Zionist circles in Europe. The analysis is based on 10 legendary texts written by known Hebrew writers and teachers. The writers' participation in the mnemonic socialization of the youth stemmed from a strong sense of mission to pass on to them the unique precepts of the Zionist construction of the Jewish past.