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Hallel is a prayer, which is only prayed on very specific days during the Jewish religious year. Yet we see attempts by the religious-Zionist movements to have the prayer said on a day, which is otherwise without religious significance. Here I present a short introduction to the attempt to infuse religious significance to an otherwise secular day.Read More
This year’s Yom HaAtzmaut – The Israeli Independence Day – will mark Israel’s 70th ‘birthday’. Obviously, marking the day of a states foundation is not an odd thing to do. However, contrary to most states, Yom HaAtzmaut is given a special religious significance, namely by the Religious Zionist movement, which attempts to add the day to the traditional Jewish holidays, making it more than a historical event.Read More
This is the last of four articles on Messianic attitudes to the Jewish state among religious Zionist thinkers. Here we will deal with the contemporary approach to the Jewish state among the disciples of the R. Tzvi Yehuda Kook.Read More
In the two previous articles, we have read about how the harbingers of Zionism and the original religious Zionist political movement related to the future Jewish state. We have now reached the point, where the state was no longer a theoretical concept, but became a reality. This with the switch between the older and the younger rabbis Kook.Read More
In the last part we were presented with the Messianic attitudes of the Pioneers of Religious Zionism. In this part we will focus on the political movement of Religious Zionism, particularly on its found, R. Isaac Jacob Reines, and why he did not hold messianic expectations to the creation of a Jewish state.Read More
Often Zionism is seen as a monolith movement, with no nuances or differences in thought and opinion. This should become obvious for any person, who gives themselves time to read just some basic introductions on Zionism. One of the most marked differences, however, is those between the secular – or political – Zionism, and that of Religious Zionism. Even within Religious Zionism we find differences of opinions, differences which are crucial to know, for any person who wish to have a better understanding of contemporary Israeli politics, and the influence of Religious Zionism on Israeli politics, as well as on contemporary Israeli Judaism. In this and the coming articles, we will be taking a closer look at the Messianic attitudes to the Jewish state found within the Religious Zionist thought.Read More
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- Praying for the Jewish State – Hallel on Yom HaAtzmaut
- The Israeli Independence Day as a Religious Holy Day – Yom HaAtzmaut in Religious Zionist Thought
- Messianic Attitudes to the Jewish State – Late Kookist Religious Zionism
- Messianic Attitudes to a Jewish State – The Kookist Positions on Zionism
- Messianic Attitudes to a Jewish State – The Religious-Zionist Movement
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