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Ultra-Orthodox Death Rituals at Sites of Terrorism

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Gideon Aran, Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University

In this talk, Professor Gideon Aran will discuss his research and findings from a field study conducted during the Second Intifada on Haredi rituals at sites of terrorism in Jerusalem. Professor Eran is an expert in the field of religious extremism, having extensively researched terrorism in both Jewish settler and Palestinian communities.

Gideon Aran is a professor (emeritus) of Sociology & Anthropology at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The fields of his academic specialty are Jewish radicalism, Israeli mythology, religious and political violence, and ethnography. He is author of Kookism: The Hard Core of Gush Emunim. His most recently published books are The Smile of the Human Bomb: New Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism and The Cult of Dismembered Limbs: Jewish Death Rites at the Scene of Palestinian Terrorism.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Wednesday, September 20, 12–1:30 pm, Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law Building


297 Goldberg Room
225 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States


Hellen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

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