The Price of Uncertainty

By Shaul Magid

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2012

Many of us were deeply disturbed by the exhibition of Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, zealotry in Beit Shemesh, a bedroom community outside Jerusalem, earlier this year. Many essays were written about the uncouth Haredim and their uncompromising beliefs, about the political ramifications of such egregious behavior in Israel's public space, and about the decline of Israel's cosmopolitan civility. But these events of zealotry also raise theoretical questions that are perhaps less popular, albeit no less important, for understanding the present state of Judaism.

Topic: Kabbalah, Pluralism, Mysticism, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Postmodernism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.689

Page Number(s): 3--5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Beit Shemesh, Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Magid, Shaul. The Price of Uncertainty. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2012: 3--5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13915


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