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Paradigms Sometimes Fit: The Haredi Response to the Yom Kippur War

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Publication Date: January 1995

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: World Jews; Political behavior

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


In Israel Affairs 1/3, 171-184. This essay is an effort to understand Jewish ultra-orthodox Haredi reaction to the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Attention is confined to the large central segment of Haredi society represented in the political arena by Agudat Israel - the only Haredi political party which existed in the period covered here.