Gerald Cromer

Gerald Cromer (1944-2008) served as a Professor of Criminology at Bar Ilan University.

Publications by Gerald Cromer

“The War of the Torah”: The Israeli Religious Peace Movements’ Struggle for Legitimation

Since the Six-Day War, religious Zionism has been increasing ly identified with the ideology of the Complete Land of Israel (Er etz Yisrael Hashlema). The maximalist stance on the territorial issue has become depoliticized and achieved a taken-for-granted status. The religious peace movements have interpreted privileged texts and politicized the annual cycle of festivals in an
attempt to break this ideological hegemony and to show that their more dovish stance is also grounded in an authentic reading of Jewish tradition. However, they have failed to create the cultural resonance that is an essential prerequisite for success.
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The War of the Torah: The Israeli Religious Peace Movements’ Struggle for Legitimation

Jewish Political Studies Review 13:3-4 (Fall 2001)   Since the Six-Day War, religious Zionism has been increasingly identified with the ideology of the Complete Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael Hashlema). The maximalist stance on the territorial issue has become depoliticized […] Read More »