Map­ping Jew­ish Anti-Cler­ic­al­ism in a Post-Sec­u­lar World

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Abstract

The Hebrew term Rabbanut stand for more than the person of a rabbi. Actually, it comes to embody authority and power of the clergy as a divinely mandated religious institution through which Rabbanut expresses and defines not only the true belief, but also its self-identification as a custodian of the city of God (Israel) and man (the Jew).

In this paper, I shall examine two types of anti-rabbinical or anti-clerical discourse: Secular anti-clericalism of the Israeli Maimonideanism and the religious anti-clericalism of the Israeli Karaites philosophy of law. The epistemological reason for these two models is to debunk the binary opposition of the religious vs the secular.

In this regard, I shall focus on both Yehoshua Leibowitz´s understanding of Maimonides as the enlightened philosopher/jurist in his critic of Religious-Zionism´s political theology, and the Karaites´ critic of the Rabbis’ claim to derive their authority from the Oral Law, which the Karaites reject as Divine.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato16 aug. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 16 aug. 2019
Begivenhed11th Nordic Middle Eastern Studies Conference: Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East - UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI FACULTIES ENGLISH (EN) SUPPORT US, Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 14 aug. 201916 aug. 2019
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/breaking-and-creating-boundaries-in-the-middle-east/program-16.8.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/breaking-and-creating-boundaries-in-the-middle-east

Konference

Konference11th Nordic Middle Eastern Studies Conference
LokationUNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI FACULTIES ENGLISH (EN) SUPPORT US
LandFinland
ByHelsinki
Periode14/08/201916/08/2019
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Sabih, J. (2019). Map­ping Jew­ish Anti-Cler­ic­al­ism in a Post-Sec­u­lar World. Abstract fra 11th Nordic Middle Eastern Studies Conference, Helsinki, Finland.