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The Haredi And Purim – The Jewish Traditional Carnival

The Haredi imagination is intrigued by physicality, adventurism and by military life. This can be deduced from indirect evidence, such as analysis of children’s and youth’s costumes on Purim – the Jewish traditional carnival. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran Costumes … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: Commanders of the Haredi Battalion

Commanders of the Haredi battalion find it difficult to reconcile the natural tendency to cultivate fighters’ pride in their unit with the requirement to admit their inferiority relative to full-time yeshiva scholars. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran Moreover, the tendency … Continue reading

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yeshiva – The frustrations of the young Haredi

The frustrations that many young Haredi men feel thus is not only derived from the difficulties that the high level of expectations of Torah studies sets, but also from the monastery-like framework within which they live: harsh discipline, authoritative leadership, … Continue reading

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Yeshiva – Narrow and Intolerant World

For those who failed to pass muster, or, from the outset did not attempt to join the ranks of the select, there were other alternatives that provided an occupation, an income, and some measure of social status. Taken from “Body, Violence … Continue reading

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Haredi Success Story – Yeshiva Is Particularly Demanding

The Haredi success story has another paradoxical implication. The life of the yeshiva is particularly demanding. It includes mechanical repetition which demands patience and obstinacy, as well as intellectual challenges which demand concentration, the capacity for abstraction and sophistication. Written … Continue reading

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