Settling in the Hearts: Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Mordechai (Motti) Inbari, Assistant Professor of Religion (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: 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 understand the context, the non-native Hebrew speaker might ask for explanations. The book attempts to describe, mostly through anthropological observations, the ways in which the Israeli settlers' community is trying to establish its enterprise in the consensus of the majority of the Israelis. Are they succeeding? Whereas Meron Benvenisti, an established scholar identified with the Israel left, argues that the settlement enterprise is an unchangeable fact, Michel Feige puts a question mark into this argument, stating that the "settling in the hearts" project so far has failed.

Additional Information

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 30.3 (Spring 2012)
Language: English
Date: 2012
Israel, Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful), Gush Emunim Settlement Movement, Jewish Fundamentalism, Occupied Territories

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