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Theocratic Underground Groups

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734863
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895090 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0006
Theocratic Underground Groups

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Between 1948-1998 there were quite a few Jewish underground groups that preached that Israel should become a Jewish theocracy – that is, run according to the Halakha, and practiced their beliefs, many times using harsh violence. The chapter details these groups, their history, activities, rise and demise. Among such groups one finds Hamahane and Brit Hakanaim, The 1980 Jewish Underground, Keshet, The Modesty Guards, and a few other such groups. Acts by such groups included burning secular establishments like kiosks, restaurants, bus stations, harassing seculars, threats, intimidations, beatings, considering to blow up the mosques on the Temple Mount.

Keywords: Bat Ayin; Brit Hakanaim; Hamahane; Jewish Underground; Keshet; Modesty Guards; Temple Mount; Yad La’achim

Chapter.  6190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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