Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 February 2020

276 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190922740

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The Invention of Jewish Theocracy

The Struggle for Legal Authority in Modern Israel

Alexander Kaye

  • This will be of great interest to students of religion and Jewish law
  • It makes an original contribution to modern Jewish and Israeli intellectual history by challenging those who contend there is a divide between pre- and post-1967 religious Zionism
  • An alternative history to the intellectual accounts that focus on Zionism as a mainly secular movement
  • the first extended treatment of Isaac Herzog, Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
  • Recommended to those who want to learn more about the goals of the Orthodox Jewish population to transform the State of Israel into a theocracy

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