Modesty Patrols in the Ultra Orthodox Enclave of Jerusalem"
with Dr.Motti Inbari, UNC Pembroke
Because Israel's ultra Orthodox sect, Neturei Karta, rejects Zionism, the NK is embraced by Palestinians who also reject the existence of the Jewish state. From 1938-1974 the NK led Modesty Partrols in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, in order to strengthen the Haredi enclave and separate it from secular Jerusalem. This lecture examines the modesty campaigns and the Neturei Karta sect.
About the speaker: Dr. Motti Inbari teaches religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He earned his PhD at Hebrew University, Jerusalem and was a fellow at both the University of Florida and at Brandeis' Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Prof. Inbari's research focuses on Jewish fundamentalism. He is the author of three books: Jewish Fundamentalism & the Temple Mount; Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises; and Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism & Women’s Equality.
This program is funded in part with a grant from the BJH Foundation.
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