our promised land faith and militant zionism in israeli settlements

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Our Promised Land

Author : Charles Selengut
ISBN : 9781442216877
Genre : Social Science
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This book takes readers inside radical Israeli settlements to explore how these settlements were formed, what the people in them believe, and their role in the Middle East today. Drawing on three years of research in these settlements, Selengut offers an in-depth exploration of a topic that is often mentioned in headlines but little understood.

Politics And Government In Israel

Author : Gregory S. Mahler
ISBN : 9781442265370
Genre : Political Science
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This balanced and comprehensive text explores Israeli government and politics from both institutional and behavioral perspectives. After briefly discussing Israel’s history and the early development of the state, Gregory Mahler then examines the social, religious, economic, cultural, and military contexts within which Israeli politics takes place. He makes special note of Israel’s geopolitical situation of sharing borders with, and being proximate to, several hostile Arab nations. The book explains the operation of political institutions and behavior in Israeli domestic politics, including the constitutional system and ideology, parliamentary government, the prime minister and the Knesset, political parties and interest groups, the electoral process and voting behavior, and the machinery of government. Mahler also considers Israel’s foreign policy setting and apparatus, the Palestinians and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the particularly sensitive questions of Jerusalem and the Israeli settlement movement, and the Middle East peace process overall. This clear and concise text provides an invaluable starting point for all readers needing a cogent introduction to Israel today.


Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN : 9781317432036
Genre : Religion
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This newly revised all-encompassing textbook is a guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization. Specially designed to assist learning, Judaism: • Introduces texts and commentaries, including the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic texts, mystical literature, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology • Provides the skills necessary to understand these step-by-step with the help of a companion website • Explains how to interpret the major events in nearly four thousand years of Jewish history • Supports study with discussion questions on the central historical and religious issues, and includes key reading for each chapter, an extensive glossary and index • Illustrates the development of Judaism, its concepts, observances and culture, with maps, photos, paintings and engravings • Links each chapter to a free companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/cohnsherbok which provides things to think about, things to do and tips for teachers as well as other online resources

Sacred Fury

Author : Charles Selengut
ISBN : 9781442276857
Genre : Religion
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Updated throughout, the third edition of the acclaimed Sacred Fury explores violence in world religion. Featuring new material on violence in Buddhism and Hinduism, the rise of ISIS, “lone wolf terrorists,” and more, this is an essential text for understanding the connections between religion and violence both historically and today.

Religion And The State

Author : Robert J. Myers
ISBN : UVA:X004263179
Genre : Religion
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Encyclopaedia Judaica

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ISBN : 965070244X
Genre : Jews
File Size : 53. 60 MB
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Passion For Islam

Author : Caryle Murphy
ISBN : UOM:39015055823051
Genre : History
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Owing to myriad social and religious factors over the decades, the Middle East exists today as an extremely combustible environment, a breeding ground for terrorism. Employing one particular country, Egypt, as a lens through which to understand more completely the power and turmoil of Islam today, PASSION FOR ISLAM explores as never before the forces at work in the region. Through the personal experiences and observations of the individual Egyptians that she met during her five years as the Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, veteran journalist Carlyle Murphy explores four aspects of Islam's contemporary revival. In a fascinating look at modern Islam, Murphy provides a valuable lesson that is now more relevant than ever.

Americanism The Fourth Great Western Religion

Author : David Gelernter
ISBN : 9780385522953
Genre : Political Science
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What does it mean to “believe” in America? Why do we always speak of our country as having a mission or purpose that is higher than other nations? Modern liberals have invested a great deal in the notion that America was founded as a secular state, with religion relegated to the private sphere. David Gelernter argues that America is not secular at all, but a powerful religious idea—indeed, a religion in its own right. Gelernter argues that what we have come to call “Americanism” is in fact a secular version of Zionism. Not the Zionism of the ancient Hebrews, but that of the Puritan founders who saw themselves as the new children of Israel, creating a new Jerusalem in a new world. Their faith-based ideals of liberty, equality, and democratic governance had a greater influence on the nation’s founders than the Enlightenment. Gelernter traces the development of the American religion from its roots in the Puritan Zionism of seventeenth-century New England to the idealistic fighting faith it has become, a militant creed dedicated to spreading freedom around the world. The central figures in this process were Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson, who presided over the secularization of the American Zionist idea into the form we now know as Americanism. If America is a religion, it is a religion without a god, and it is a global religion. People who believe in America live all over the world. Its adherents have included oppressed and freedom-loving peoples everywhere—from the patriots of the Greek and Hungarian revolutions to the martyred Chinese dissidents of Tiananmen Square. Gelernter also shows that anti-Americanism, particularly the virulent kind that is found today in Europe, is a reaction against this religious conception of America on the part of those who adhere to a rival religion of pacifism and appeasement. A startlingly original argument about the religious meaning of America and why it is loved—and hated—with so much passion at home and abroad.


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ISBN : UVA:X000922646
Genre : Social problems
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Issues Of The American Council For Judaism

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ISBN : UOM:39015057964424
Genre : Jews
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