Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kookism: The roots of Gush Emunim – Preface Part 3






In order to conduct my research I accompanied the followers of Gush-Emunim wherever they decided to go. I looked at them closely, had lengthy talks with them and thoroughly read the materials they had memorized by heart. Written By Prof. Gideon … Continue reading




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Don’t let The Mirror Peep At Your Body






There are restrictions on nudity even when alone. For instance, Haredim mention that in the toilet a Jew should “expose a little and cover up even more”; an oft-quoted story is told of an exemplary character from the period of … Continue reading




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Nudity Is No Trivial Matter






Nudity is no trivial matter. For most cultures, including Haredi society, it is a sensitive affair. We can see this from the centrality and gravity of the Jewish laws and customs that deal with exposure of the body in general, … Continue reading




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