Nurit Stadler's A Well-Worn Tallis for a New Ceremony: Trends in Israeli PDF

By Nurit Stadler

A Well-Worn Tallis for a brand new rite is a learn of up to date ultra-Orthodox religiosity in Israel. This e-book analyzes the continuing reconstruction of Haredi tradition in Israel, a procedure which has been spurred on through the demanding situations of modernity, the global resurgence of faith, and the robust sway of Israeliness. regardless of its founders’ and the current leadership’s long-standing eff orts to set up and buttress a group enclave, a variety of glossy tendencies and nation associations, equivalent to secularization, consumerism, feminism, and the army, are having a profound influence at the yeshiva global. In different phrases, modernity is making inroads into the Jewish state’s Haredi “ghetto” and remodeling many features of way of life. Over the process her prolonged learn in this neighborhood, Stadler has discerned adjustments in numerous key parts, together with spiritual lifestyles; the kinfolk constitution; and the community’s interface with govt specialists and the remainder of the population. Her ebook sheds mild on all of those developments.

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"Stadler starts off her booklet with an intensive assessment of the literature on faith and modernity. She then discusses her learn findings on haredim. Stadler's attention-grabbing paintings illustrates the interplay among fundamentalist ideals and lifestyle in the context of modernity." (Roberta Rosenberg Farber)

“Nurit Stadler’s A Well-Worn Tallis for a brand new rite: tendencies in Israeli Haredi tradition makes a tremendous contribution, bringing to an English-speaking viewers extra of this turning out to be Israeli educational conversation….Stadler deals a wealthy realizing of Haredi adventure according to shut statement, interviews, written resources, and multimedia fabrics. Stadler is a part of a turning out to be workforce of Israeli scholars of Haredi culture…who provide wealthy research of latest Haredi tradition from an anthropological point of view, as well as progressively more students engaged on economics, geography, quantitative sociology, background, Jewish suggestion, and Jewish law.” (Yoel Finkelman H-Net studies)

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All told, this brisk intra-faith competition testifies to a spiritual revival in Israel and beyond. The heightening presence of ultra-Orthodox factors in mainstream society has placed the spot light on interactions between Haredis and their fellow Israelis. Additionally, since the 1980s, internal Haredi matters have been covered by the mainstream press, and ultra-Orthodox themes and lifestyles have been portrayed on television, in the cinema, and theaters with greater frequency than before. At the same time, some Haredi or exHaredi writers, like Dov Elboim, the late Israel Segal, Naomi Ragen, and Chana Bat Shahar, have become very popular in Israel, despite or by virtue of their unique ultra-Orthodox style (Caplan and Stadler, forthcoming).

Born in prewar Krakow, Shnirer was a pioneer of Orthodox education for girls. In 1917, she established Bais Yaakov (the house of Jacob), an innovative network of all-girls schools that merited the approval of Poland’s leading rabbis. In her historical study, Michal Shaul (forthcoming) explains how the community in Israel has incorporated Shnirer’s dual religious-secular curriculum into the presentday Bais Yaakov system. While this approach was once frowned upon by Israeli ultra-Orthodox leaders, today Shnirer’s ideas dovetail neatly with the changes that the community is undergoing and its aspirations for women.

Lehmann and Siebzehner argue that, in contrast to the fundamentalist streams in Israeli Judaism, Shas does not object to Jewish diversity. For example, in his halachic rulings, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef—the movement’s 31 32 Chapter 1 founder and spiritual leader—explicitly recommends that people follow their own traditions in matters such as women’s dress, liturgical ceremony, and the starting time of prayers. Shas has yet to decide, and probably has not even discussed, whether the party’s long-range goal is to transform the State of Israel into a halachic theocracy.

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