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Holy War in JudaismThe Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea$
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Reuven Firestone

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199860302

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.001.0001

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The Resurrection of Holy War

The Resurrection of Holy War

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(p.319) Conclusion The Resurrection of Holy War
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Holy War in Judaism
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Reuven Firestone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0017

This section summarizes the research of the previous chapters and brings the historical analysis to a close. The Religious Zionist community remains tightly knit and self-reinforcing, so despite its detractors even from within, a well-organized core succeeds in sustaining what was in some ways a hermetic interpretive stance. Partly in order to remain on track in the face of opposition, frustration and anxiety, it radicalized and became even more inward-looking. While it once captured the imagination of many outside the community, its influence has since declined, but not its fervour.

Keywords:   holy war, Judaism, Jews, violence, terrorism, peace, conflict resolution

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