Crippling God's Plan

By Tomer Persico

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2012

This article examines the Chabad and Gush Emunim movements, explaining how they represented two different genres of messianism. The movements were successful and confident up until the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979, when they entered into a theological quandary. Followers of the movements are experiencing a major crisis of faith and many are shifting their focus from Zionism to halakhah. Other groups have turned to violence to force Israel to conquer its forsaken lands.

Topic: Messianism, Ideology, Zionism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.695

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Persico, Tomer. Crippling God's Plan. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2012: 12-13.


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