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Wrestling with an AngelPower, Morality, and Jewish Identity$
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Ehud Luz

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092936

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092936.001.0001

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Halakha and Morality in Religious Zionism after the Six-Day War

Halakha and Morality in Religious Zionism after the Six-Day War

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(p.221) 11 Halakha and Morality in Religious Zionism after the Six-Day War
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Wrestling with an Angel
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Ehud Luz

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0012

This chapter examines the change in halakha and morality in Zionism after the Six-Day War. It suggests that the most conspicuous change in the moral outlook of religious Zionism after the Six-Day War was on the question of causing harm to the civilian population of the enemy. It also explains that religious Zionism did not take a distinct stand in any of the great political or moral controversies that wracked the Yishuv and the newborn state until the Six-Day War and that the founding fathers of Zionism had reservations about the use of force in the struggle for redemption.

Keywords:   halakha, morality, Zionism, Six-Day War, civilian population, Yishuv, force, redemption

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