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The Conquest of Eretz Israel and the Seven Nations in Religious-Zionist Thought *

Dov Schwartz

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the modes that religious Zionism adopted in its concern with the issue of the seven nations and the attitude towards them at the time of Joshu's conquest of the land. The ... More


Who Is the Enemy?

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The mortal enemies of Israel become schematized in Rabbinic Judaism into two paradigmatic entities: the seven Canaanite nations and the Amalekites, both of which disappeared from history. The ... More


R. Moshe Feinstein on Milhemet Mitzvah: Halakhah, Morality, and Exegesis

Baruch Alster

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the responsum of Rabbi Feinstein connected with the Israeli-Arab conflict. It shows that this strictly Orthodox rabbinic authority has a very bold interpretation of the rabbinic ... More


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