Piety and Power by David Landau
The World of Jewish Fundamentalism

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Examines the world of the haredim, the bearded, black-clothed Jewish fundamentalists, including their self-contained ghettos in New York, London, and Israel, their strict rules, their revival, and more.
 

About David Landau

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Landau has been a recognized expert in foreign policy matters since 1972.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Hill and Wang. 358 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Though he describes haredi ghettos in London, N.Y.C., and elsewhere, he focuses primarily on Israeli sects, delineating their newly emerged political power and predicting a growing role for them in Israeli's future: Haredi mentor ``Rabbi Shach's decision in March 1990 to support the [right wing] ...

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In Israel, some haredim regard themselves as still being in exile, since only the coming of the Messiah will bring the true Jewish homeland.

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