Haredim and the Study of Haredim in Israel: Reflections on a Recent Conference

By Kimmy Caplan, Nurit Stadler

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Spring 2008

The author discusses trends in the academic study of Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Judaism in Israel, as evidenced by a November 2007 conference at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. The author outlines the history of academic scholarship regarding Haredi Jews, and identifies three new promising themes in the field: the centrality of gender and the role of women as agents of change; the importance of newly affiliated and "converted" groups and their fusion into Haredi society; and changing relationships toward the state, citizenship and civil society.

Topic: Meetings & Conferences, Orthodox Judaism, Scholarship, Religious Denominations, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Spring 2008

Page Number(s): 30-32

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Caplan, Kimmy. Stadler, Nurit. Haredim and the Study of Haredim in Israel: Reflections on a Recent Conference. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Spring 2008: 30-32. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2666


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