Dr Mordechai (Motti) Inbari

  • Assistant Professor of Religion
  • Department of Philosophy and Religion , UNCP
  • mordechai.inbari@uncp.edu
  • 910-775-4418
  • Sampson Building, Room 107
  • Pembroke NC 28372

Dr. Inbari is an assistant professor of Religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He focuses his research on Jewish fundamentalism in Israel. He earned his Ph.D. at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry (currently part of the Department of Modern Jewish History) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Inbari served as the Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and as a post- doctoral fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. His first book Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount was published by the State University of New York Press in English (2009) and by Magnes Press in Hebrew (2008). The book earned the AICE best publication award in Israel Studies in 2009. His second book - Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises - was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Dr. Inbari is currently working on a new research which deals with radical Ultra Orthodoxy in Israel and the U.S.

There are 8 included publications by Dr Mordechai (Motti) Inbari :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Fundamentalism in Crisis—The Response of the Gush Emunim Rabbinical Authorities to the Theological Dilemmas 2007 751 In August 2005, Israel vacated the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip—mainly in Gush Katif—as well as four settlements in northern Samaria. This action, known as the “Disengagement,” constituted a profound crisis for a significant section of the Is...
Messianic Activism in the Works of Chaim Elazar Shapira, the Munkacz Rebbe, between Two World Wars 2013 2083 The article discusses messianic tension that developed in the Hasidic court of Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira (1871 – 1937), the Munkaczer Rebbe. In his lifetime, Shapira was the leader of radical ultra-Orthodoxy, and he completely rejected modernity, es...
Messianic Movements and Failed Prophecies in Israel: Five Case Studies 2010 2393 This article examines several examples of messianic individuals and movements in Israel that have had to confront the failure of their predictions of imminent collective Redemption. These case studies suggest that individuals who expect Messiah's imm...
The Modesty Campaigns of Rabbi Amram Blau and the Neturei Karta Movement, 1938-1974 2012 1508 This article discusses how Neturei Karta affected women's status in Haredi society in Jerusalem. Modesty campaigns, launched under the leadership of Rabbi Amarm Blau (1896-1974), were designated to gain power and control, not just over women, but als...
The Outstretched Hand 2013 319 My family and I celebrated Passover in Lumberton, North Carolina. We are the only Israelis in town and, as far as I know, the only Jews. But it’s not as lonely as it might sound, thanks to our Evangelical Christian neighbors.
Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma—Key Trends 2007 1320 The article describes the internal debate within Religious Zionist circles over the question of Jews entering the Temple Mount and presents the internal religious dynamics that permitted Jews to enter. It presents the positions of the Mercaz Harav ye...
Settling in the Hearts: Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories 2012 2169 Michael Feige presents in his new book superb observations on the Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful) settlement movement. The title of the book, "Settling in the Hearts,” contains much of its essence. While the Israeli audience might immediately unde...
When Prophecy Fails? The Theology of the Oslo Process—Rabbinical Responses to a Crisis of Faith 2009 1155 The Oslo process began with secret negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and led to the signing of a declaration of principles by the two sides in Washington, DC in 1993. Israel agreed to withdraw from territo...