Religious Zionism: Nationalism, Religion, and Modernity

By Shlomo Fischer

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2004

The author analyzes the phenomenon of religious Zionists, who he claims have spearheaded the settlement movement and changed the face of Orthodoxy and Jewish nationalism. Religious Zionism attempted to incorporate the Western notion of the autonomy of the self into an Orthodox Jewish world view and way of life. Finally, he discusses the theological tour de force that Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his followers effected as well as its darker and more dangerous elements.

Topic: Theology, Orthodox Judaism, Statehood, Israeli Settlements, Religion, Nationalism, Zionism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.611

Page Number(s): 11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Fischer, Shlomo. Religious Zionism: Nationalism, Religion, and Modernity. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2004: 11.


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