Tag Archives: Prof. Gideon Aran

Who Is a Hero? who conquers his desire

The answer to the above rhetorical question is: “He who conquers his desire”. This classic Jewish motto expresses the frequent tendency of radical religion to view urges negatively. Accordingly Haredi focus on keeping urges under control, overcoming impulse (yetzer). Written By Prof. … Continue reading

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Eliminate The Presence Of The Body In Public

In relation to the body, as with other matters, the Haredim move back and forth between two polar options, both of them obsessive. On the one hand, they eliminate the presence of the body in public and private discourse. In … Continue reading

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Haredi Authorities Permit Themselves

While Haredi authorities recognize this, they cannot permit themselves not to wage an all-out war against mobilization. Candidates for conscription are intimidated and condemned, while those who do sign up are cursed and excommunicated. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran In … Continue reading

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One-On-One Meetings With Authoritative Experts

Explicit guidance and methodical policing form a part of sermons, morality lessons, lectures by yeshiva heads and “supervisors”, as well in one-on-one meetings with authoritative experts on matters of the body. Written By Prof. Gideon Aran Usually they are turned … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: The prohibition on masturbation

The prohibition on masturbation is accompanied by a combination of draconian deterrent and preventative measures.  Written By Prof. Gideon Aran Throughout the day boys at kindergarten are berated should their hand accidentally touch that shameful area, and before going to sleep … Continue reading

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Gideon Aran: Jewish Religious Sensitivity To Exposing The Foot

Jewish religious sensitivity to exposing the foot is not only a matter of modesty, nor is it merely the result of identifying being barefooted with the “primitivism” of the Mideastern sections of the population scorned by the Haredim. Written By … Continue reading

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Professor Gideon Aran lecturer in the 15th World Congress

Lecturer Professor Gideon Aran fine 15th Congress on religious fanaticism, and Gideon Aran The following video explains why it was decided not to blow up the Dome of the Rock. Want to know? Press:

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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: 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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