chapter  6
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A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time

The forming of the five senses is a labor of the entire history of theworld down to the present. (Marx 1967:46)

One of the central claims of Zionism was that the Jews lived a disembodied existence in exile and that only a healthy national life could restore a necessary measure of physicality or materiality. Zionism meant not only the physical rooting of “people of the air” . . . in the soil of Palestine, but the reclamation of the body.