- List of Contributors
- What Is Apocalyptic Literature?
- Apocalyptic Prophecy
- The Inheritance of Prophecy in Apocalypse
- Wisdom and Apocalypticism
- Scriptural Interpretation in Early Jewish Apocalypses
- Apocalyptic Literature and the Study of Early Jewish Mysticism
- Dreams and Visions in Early Jewish and Early Christian Apocalypses and Apocalypticism
- Social-Scientific Approaches to Apocalyptic Literature
- Jewish Apocalyptic Literature as Resistance Literature
- Apocalypse and Empire
- A Postcolonial Reading of Apocalyptic Literature
- The Rhetoric of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
- Early Christian Apocalyptic Rhetoric
- Deconstructing Apocalyptic Literalist Allegory
- Apocalyptic Determinism
- Apocalyptic Dualism
- Apocalyptic Ethics and Behavior
- Apocalypse and Torah in Ancient Judaism
- Apocalypticism and Christian Origins
- Descents to Hell and Ascents to Heaven in Apocalyptic Literature
- Apocalypses among Gnostics and Manichaeans
- The Imagined World of the Apocalypses
- Messianism as a Political Power in Contemporary Judaism
- Apocalypticism and Radicalism
- Apocalypse and Violence
- Apocalypticism in Contemporary Christianity
- Apocalypse and Trauma
- Apocalypticism and Popular Culture
- Scriptural and Ancient Texts
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines two distinct types of Jewish messianism that emerged in Orthodox Judaism as a response to Zionism. It compares two different views that were developed in Orthodox thinking by Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and Zvi Yehuda Kook, the Satmar Rebbe and the head of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva. It considers the Satmar Rebbe and Kook’s analysis of Zionist success through a comparison to the end-of-days scenario. Kook led the Gush Emunim movement, while Yoel Teitelbaum ordered his followers to distance themselves from Zionist influences. The chapter explores how the two rabbis interpreted the signs of the time that offered clues about their political activities. It also discusses apocalyptic redemption and naturalistic redemption.
Motti Inbari is an assistant professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His books include Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises and Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount: Who Will Build the Third Temple?.
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