Jews and Fundamentalism

By Samuel C. Heilman

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 2005

The author posits two categories of fundamentalist Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Judaism: active and quiescent (passive). The former category includes Chabad and the religious Israeli settlers; the latter includes the yeshiva-centered Jewish enclaves. The author discusses the recent decline of non-fundamentalist Modern Orthodoxy, tracing the trend to factors including: the perceived decline of American culture since the 1960s; the increasing predominance of Haredi teachers and rabbis in Jewish day schools; and the influence of Israeli Haredi yeshivas and seminaries at which American Orthodox high school graduates spend a gap year studying.

Topic: Culture, Educators, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Outreach, Teachers

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 17/No. 1-2

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Heilman, Samuel C. Jews and Fundamentalism. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 2005:


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