Keeping faith

Religious Jewish perspectives on Israeli security

Authored by: Aharon Kampinsky

Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138217300
eBook ISBN: 9781315165196
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Never in Zionist history has there existed a homogenous Jewish religious attitude to the multitude of issues associated with Israel’s national security. Rather, the prevalent picture has always been one of intra-religious dissent. For many years, controversies focused on issues that reflected basic differences of outlook between segments of Jewish religious Israeli society generically labeled “ultra-orthodox” (in Hebrew haredi) and “national–religious” (dati leumi). Recent decades, however, have witnessed a supplementary development. Ideological and sociological transformations have splintered “national–religious” society, creating internal cleavages on national security issues.

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