Author Archives: prof. Gideon Aran

Prof. Gideon Aran: The Haredi’s singular costume

The Haredi’s singular costume is made complete by a special belt, which is meant to “interpose” (chatzitza) between that which lies above it, and that which lies below. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran The Hassidim in particular place emphasis on … Continue reading

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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: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories – Part 3

Let me share with you telegraphically and selectively, some tentative insights that emerged when reading my two-decades old notes, findings or contentions that should be considered in the context of the possibility of future evacuation. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran … Continue reading

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Prof. Gideon Aran: The Israeli Settlements in the Territories Part 2

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. Written By Prof. Gideon … Continue reading

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