Monthly Archives: July 2014

one city, three religions – Gideon Aran

Jerusalem: one city, three religions. In the hills of the Judean desert, earth and sky have always been separated by a thin line. Sociologist and anthropologist Gideon Aran said:”The political or religious conflict is imposed upon the national one. And … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: Below The Belt – The Haredi Body

It is understandable that the problematics of the Haredi body should be concentrated in its lower regions. One could say that for Haredim the lower part of the body is more bodily than the upper part, where we find the … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: Short Sighted – Long Sighted

After their immersion the Haredim congregate near the exit from the mikveh to prepare for the early morning prayers. As they shroud themselves in their tallits and put on their tefillin one notices that virtually all of them are wearing … Continue reading

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