Tag Archives: Gideon Aran

Coupling and Love






A widespread way of treating certain aspects of the body among Haredim is to refrain from mentioning them, as if they had no existence in reality. During adolescence, when the sexual body is being discovered, giving rise to questions and … Continue reading




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Gideon Aran: On religion and violence






“The rise of ISIL and the so-called Islamic State in 2014 has given prominence to discussions of religious violence in the media, with much emphasis placed on questions of the relationship between Islam and violence.” Gideon Aran was publish an Article … Continue reading




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Prof. Gideon Aran: career as Haredi recruits






The CO of the battalion and many of its officers – some of whom began their career as Haredi recruits – wear skull caps and beards. The majority of the soldiers sport side locks. Three daily prayer and observance of … Continue reading




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Haredim Violence – Response To “Provocation”






Though the Haredim emphasize that their violence comes in response to “provocation” from the outside, the logic of their violence is rarely reactive. Their aggressive activities have their own rhythm reflecting their communal and religious needs. Written By Prof. Gideon … Continue reading




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Gideon Aran – about price tag attacks






Sociologist and anthropologist Gideon Aran said: “Actually, the divide, the tension, the conflict is not just a religious one. The political or religious conflict is imposed upon the national one. And the two of them together obviously are harder to … Continue reading




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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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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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