Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gideon Aran: Paradoxes Of Ultra-Orthodox Success

As Haredim testify proudly, the peak of their many achievements has been the construction of a ‘Torah world’: the realization of the ideal of yeshiva study. During the eighties and nineties of the last century, the Haredim were aptly defined … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: Haredi Jewish Fundamentalism

For the Jews of (mainly Eastern) Europe during the 19th century and the early 20th century, the onset of the modernization represented a radical transformation that combined secularization, enlightenment, political emancipation and massive westward migration. On the ruins of the … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: The Body, Fundamentalist Movements and Jewish Orthodoxy

In the past two decades, the body has received widespread attention in the social sciences and humanities based on the contention that social and cultural factors are crucial to understanding body imagery and body-centered behaviors on the one hand, and … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: Body, Violence and Fundamentalism – Introduction

We are now twenty or thirty years after the eruption of fundamentalism onto the global stage. Since the spectacular events that made contemporary radical religion so notorious – such as the Khomeini revolution in Iran, the political salience of Protestant … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran – Radio Interview About His Book “Kookism”

Listen to Prof. Gideon Aran interview about his book “Kookism”:

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