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Bibil Identifier bibil:246174
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Rabbi Amram Blau Founder of the Neturei Karta Movement
Title (English, ) An Abridged Biography
Author Inbari, Motti
Journal Hebrew Union College Annual (Volume: 81)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 193-232 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article examines the life and approach of Rabbi Amram Blau (1886—1974), founder of the ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist Neturei Karta. This research illuminates key milestones in his life on the basis of new historiographic documents that have only recently become available to the research community. The article begins by presenting Blau's plan to establish an agricultural settlement for families from the Old Yishuv to be situated on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The next section describes the establishment of Neturei Karta and its struggle to strengthen the Haredi enclave in Jerusalem, including the struggle for the Sabbath, the modesty campaigns, and Haredi education. The article will also identify new components in Amram Blau's ongoing campaign against Zionism. In the area of Blau's personal life, the article offers some fresh insights into the path that took him to the leadership of HaEda HaHaredit, and reveals documents that cast a new light on the scandal caused in his later life by his second marriage to the convert Ruth Ben David.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Israel (Modern State)
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