TITLE

Lessons from Shas about Israel

AUTHOR(S)
Howson, Luke
PUB. DATE
July 2015
SOURCE
Middle East Journal;Summer2015, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p397
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Israeli ethno-religious party Shas and its role in the Israeli social and political structure. It is argued that while Shas functions successfully in Israel's Western-style political system, it does so as a more typical "Middle Eastern" party. Thus understanding the context within which Shas operates and its relation to political and societal divisions offers an insight into Israeli society and its political system.
ACCESSION #
110374321

 

Related Articles

  • Miracle Campaign. Rees, Matt; Klein, Aharon // Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/11/2000, Issue 36, p42 

    Discusses politics and religion in Israel. Concern about how the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party is using mystical faith to promote its political advantage; Appeal of cabalistic mysticism to the Mizrahis in Israel; What Prime Minister Ehud Barak wants in a Middle East peace deal; Suggestion that...

  • Miracle Campaign. Rees, Matt; Klein, Aharon // Time;9/11/2000, Vol. 156 Issue 11, p40 

    Discusses politics and religion in Israel. Concern about how the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party is using mystical faith to promote its political advantage; Appeal of cabalistic mysticism to the Mizrahis in Israel; What Prime Minister Ehud Barak wants in a Middle East peace deal; Suggestion that...

  • A world of trinkets and tombs. Prusher, Ilene R. // Christian Science Monitor;6/29/99, Vol. 91 Issue 149, p12 

    Focuses on Sephardi Torah Guardians (Shas), Israel's fastest-growing political party and social movement as of June 29, 1999. How the party is a popular religious phenomenon involving amulets and holy men; The `new' ways of worship with roots in Kabala, the sphere of Jewish mysticism that...

  • Shas:The Haredi-Dovish Image in a Changing Reality. Yuchtman-Yaar, Ephraim; Hermann, Tamar // Israel Studies;Fall2000, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p32 

    Focuses on the political structure of Shas, political system in Israel. Overview of the image represented in the party; Involvement of Rav Ovadia Yosef in leading the party; Details of the establishment and functionality of the party.

  • Israelis debate the definition of a 'true' Jewish state. Gaouette, Nicole // Christian Science Monitor;9/1/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 198, p7 

    Discusses the debates in Israel over what kind of country Israelis want the Jewish state to be. How Aryeh Deri, leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas political party was convicted by the Israeli Supreme Court of fraud and bribery; Beliefs of the Sephardim, Jews of North African and Middle-Eastern...

  • Miracle Makers. Rees, Matt; Klein, Aharon // Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/25/2000, Issue 38, p56 

    Focuses on the way in which the Orthodox Shas Party uses mystical faith to build its political support in Israel. Moves of the Shas Party which are calculated to play on the basic beliefs of the Mizrahis, those who emigrated from North Africa and the Middle East; Work of Rabbi Yaakov Ifargan.

  • An Israeli Prodigy Stumbles. Green, David // New Leader;04/05/99, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p6 

    Features Aryeh Deri, Shas Party leader in Israel. Charges against Deri; Total amount of money that Deri collected from bribing; How Deri used the bribe money; Information on Deri's relationship with Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef.

  • Shas wins coalition battle.  // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;6/30/2000, Vol. 44 Issue 26, p2 

    Focuses on a resolution of a political dispute involving ministers for the ultraorthodox Shas party and the left-wing Meretz party in Israel. Impact of the Shas-Meretz dispute on efforts to make progress in the peace talks with the Palestinians; Withdrawal of resignation by four ministers of...

  • Barak Makes a Choice. Contreras, Joseph // Bulletin with Newsweek;07/13/99, Vol. 117 Issue 6182, p100 

    Presents information on the reaction in Israeli's government and among its people to how Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak assembled his cabinet and coalition government. How he reappointed several ministers that had served under Benjamin Netanyahu; Anger among secular Jews over the inclusion...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics