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The Ironic Result of Military Service

An ironic result of military service on the part of those Haredim whose attachment to radical religion was feeble is, paradoxically, the strengthening of their religiosity and their subsequent return to the embrace of Haredism. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran It … Continue reading

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Success Results In Greater Dependence On The State Of Israel

The great Haredi accomplishments bear the seeds of an upcoming crisis. For one, Haredi success results in greater dependence on the State of Israel. This dependence is primarily financial, and demands ever-greater political involvement (Berman, 2000, Ilan, 2000). Written By Prof. … Continue reading

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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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