Monday, May 25, 2015

Prof. Gideon Aran: Haredi Jewish Fundamentalism


When purist and pushing their logic to its limits, the extreme Haredi positions are self-contradictory if implemented. Implementing their militant anti-Zionist stance therefore requires them to ‘do as the Zionists do’. Hurling stones at cars passing through Ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods or brawling with policemen during protest rallies against autopsies are acts which are anti-Zionists, yet at the same time arguably Zionists in their mode of execution. The Haredi men who excel in fast running or wrestling abilities on such occasions are both God-sanctifier and God-desecrators.

Taken from “Body, Violence and Fundamentalism: The Case of Jewish Ultra-Orthodoxy”, By Gideon Aran.

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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gideon Aran - KOOKISM

The Gush-Emunim movement has always been a major factor in forming the ideological foundation of the West-Bank settlements concept and was a key contributor toward achieving this goal.


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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gideon Aran - THE ROOTS OF GUSH EMUNIM


In the seventies, somewhere during the period of disillusionment and dissatisfaction that followed the Yom-Kippur war, I was a research student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and so I decided to examine a new social phenomenon looming on the Israeli horizon.


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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lecture by Prof. Gideon Aran

Lecture by Prof. Gideon Aran from Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies related to contemporary religious fanaticism.

Prof. Gideon Aran: career as Haredi recruits



The CO of the battalion and many of its officers – some of whom began their career as Haredi recruits – wear skull caps and beards. The majority of the soldiers sport side locks. Three daily prayer and observance of Sabbath and all other holy days are mandatory by martial law.

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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gideon Aran - contemporary religious fanaticism

Gideon Aran lecturer 15th World Congress of Science on the subject of Judaism in contemporary religious fanaticism. Warren lecture examines the story of Pinchas the son of Elazar, who was considered a hero of the messianic messianic movements and racist extremism. 
Watch a fascinating lecture!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gideon Aran - religious fanaticism Chief ratio

Lecture by Prof. Gideon Aran from Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies related to contemporary religious fanaticism.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Gideon Aran: The Body, Fundamentalist Movements and Jewish Orthodoxy


In the past two decades, the body has received widespread attention in the social sciences and humanities based on the contention that social and cultural factors are crucial to understanding body imagery and body-centered behaviors on the one hand, and that the body is an integral component of many social phenomena, rich in significance and implications that may further our understanding of particular cultures on the other hand.
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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gideon Aran : Notes on Haredi Physicality – The hair





It is a commonplace in anthropological literature that hair on the head and face is an effective symbolic medium for expressing identity and changes in identity, especially because it is immediately noticeable and easy to manipulate. Hair is a familiar means for marking out a person’s position in relation to his society, be that a manifestation of identification and commitment, or reservation and opposition.

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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories


Now to the third relevant element in my previous work.  Almost twenty years ago I submitted a Ph.D. dissertation, based on three years of intensive participant observation of the original settlers’ spiritual and political leadership and ultra-activists.

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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gideon Aran – Tinker, tailor, terrorist, freedom fighter

After a welcome hiatus, the subject of terrorism is back in the headlines. The kidnapping and murder of three yeshiva students in the territories, and afterward the burning alive of a Palestinian youth from East Jerusalem, generated pain, frustration, anger and protest on both sides.


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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East. 
contact:
Professor Gideon Aran
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905
Email: gideon.aran@mail.huji.ac.il
Phone: 972-2-5883331 (Office)
           972-2-5345801 (Home)
Fax :   972-2-5324339 (Office)