Dissertation Project: “Religious-Nationalism in Israel/Palestine”
Hayim Katsman’s research focuses on the interrelations of religion and politics in the Middle-East, focusing on Israel/Palestine. Hayim’s research looks into recent developments within the Israeli national-religious sector. The dissertation describes the post-Zionist trend among West Bank settlers, the turn to Libertarianism and participation in American-funded neo-liberal think tanks, and the “internal settlement” of four new religious communities in the “Halutza sands” of southern Israel. Through the analysis of these different subcultures, Hayim’s research demonstrates how the tension between religion and modernity is manifested in the everyday lives of individuals and communities, each offering a novel understanding of the place of religion in the public and private life.
- Hayim Katsman, Review of Avi Sagiand Dov Schwartz, Religious Zionism and the Six-Day War: From Realism toMessianism; M. Hellinger et. al, Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project:Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience. Israel studies review 34:2,pp. 154-157 (2019).
- Hayim Katsman, Review of Peled, Yoav; Peled, Horit Herman, The Religionization of Israeli Society. H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews. (October, 2019).
- Hayim Katsman & Guy Ben-Porat, Israel: Religion and Political Parties. In Routledge Handbook of Religion and Political Parties, Ed. Jeff Haynes. (Routledge, 2019, Forthcoming).
- Hayim Katsman, Reactions Towards Jewish Radicalism: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginzburg and Religious Zionism. In Jewish Radicalisms, Ed. Frank Jacob & Sebestian Kunze (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019, Forthcoming).
- Protecting Academic Freedom in Israeli Higher Education, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.