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					                            Curriculum vitae
                        MORDECHAI (MOTTI) INBARI
BIRTHDATE:          28 August 1970

ADDRESS:            50 Broadlawn Park #422,
                    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
                    E-mail: minbari@brandeis.edu
                    H) 617-467-5026
                    C) 352-672-1164

EDUCATION:
  2006  Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Institute for Contemporary
        Jewry.
  1997    M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Institute for
        Contemporary Jewry.
  1992  B.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Department of Political
        Science.

DISSERTATION: “King, Sanhedrin and Temple: Contemporary Movements Seeking to
Establish a „Torah State‟ and Rebuild the Third Temple 1984-2004” (Hebrew).
FIELD OF REASEARCH:
State and religion, fundamentalism, religious and political violence, Israel radical right,
new religions, Israeli society.
PRIZES
2008 AICE Israel Studies Best Publication Award.
2007 The Ben Shemesh Best Dissertation Award for the Study of Zionism and the State
       of Israel.
2005 Excellence award from the Francis Gunter Foundation for Research on Jerusalem
       and its Environs, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


GRANTS AND HONORS:
2008 Post Doctoral Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis
     University.

2007 The Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor for Israel Studies, the University of
     Florida.

2006 Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research Fellow Scholarship, Tel Aviv
    University, Israel.
       The Dorot Fellowship, The Hebrew Union College.

2003 Herzl Fellow Scholarship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2001-2006 The Avram Herman Institute for Contemporary Jewry Scholarship at
     Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



POSITIONS HELD:

2007-8 Post Doctoral Associate at the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic
      Studies, Brandeis University.

2006-7 Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for Jewish Studies,
       University of Florida.

2005 Adjunct lecture at the Jezreel Valley College, Israel.



PUBLICATIONS:
Book:

   1. Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount (Magnes Press, 2008) (in
   Hebrew).


   2. Who Will Build the Third Temple? Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple
   Mount (State University of New York Press, 2009) (Forthcoming).

Edited Books:
   ‘Who Is a Jew’ in Our Days? Discussions on Jewish Identity, edited by David
   Ariel-Joel, Maya Leibovitz and Motti Inbari (Tel Aviv: Yediot Acharonot Publishers,
   2005) (Hebrew).


   The War of Gog and Magog: Messianism and Apocalypse in the Past and in
   Modern Times, edited by David Ariel-Joel, Maya Leibovitz and Motti Inbari (Tel
   Aviv: Yediot Acharonot Publishers, 2001) (Hebrew).

Work in Progress:
   1.    The Theology of the Oslo Accords – Fundamentalist Rabbinical Response to
         Crisis of Faith
   2.    Rethinking When Prophecy Fails - New Perspectives on Cognitive Dissonance.
   3.    “The Aggressor as a Victim” – Psychological Origins of Religious Violence.

Articles in refereed journals:
   1. “The Zionist Perspectives of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook and the Origins of
        Gush Emunim” Iyunim Betkumat Israel 18 (2008) (forthcoming) (in
        Hebrew).
   2. “Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma”, Israel Studies 12
        (2) (2007) 29-47.
   3. “Fundamentalism in Crisis – The Response of the Gush Emunim
        Rabbinical Authorities to the Theological Dilemmas Raised by Israel‟s
        Disengagement Plan”, Journal of Church and State 49, 4 (2007) 697-718.
   4.   “Post Zionism within the National Religious Camp: The Case of the
        Jewish Leadership Movement”, Democratic Culture 11 (2007) 117-150.
        (in Hebrew)
   5.   “The Oslo Accords and the Temple Mount: A Case Study - The
        Movement for the Establishment of the Temple”, Hebrew Union College
        Annual 74 (2003), 279-323.


Chapters in peer-review books:
   1. “A Temple for All the Nations: Jewish-Christian Cooperation for the
        Construction of the Third Temple”, Studies in Contemporary Jewry 24
        (2009) (forthcoming)
   2. “Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma”, Proceedings at the
        14th World Congress of Jewish Studies 2008 (in Hebrew) (forthcoming).
   3. “The Disengagement as a Religious Dilemma”, In the Shade of the
        Disengagement: Strategic Dialog in Crisis, edited by Udi Lebel,
        Jerusalem: Karmel, 2009 (in Hebrew) (forthcoming).
   4. “Messianism and Zealotry in the Ideology of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg”,
         The Settlement Movement (temporary name), edited by Michael Feige,
         Jerusalem: Magnes, 2009 (in Hebrew) (forthcoming).
   5. “Uzi Meshulam‟s „Mishkan Ohalim:‟ A Contemporary Apocalyptic
         Messianic Sect in Israel," Studies in Contemporary Jewry 17 (2001), 74-
         87.
Under review:
   1. “Messianism and Zealotry in the Ideology of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg”,
   Jewish Social Studies


Other publications:
   1.     “Uzi Meshulam‟s War against the Ashkenazi „Rabble‟,” The War of Gog
         and Magog: Messianism and Apocalypse in the Past and in Modern Times,
         Tel Aviv: Yediot Acharonot Publishers, 2001, 271-297 (in Hebrew).
   2.     “When Prophecy Fails: Jewish Eschatologists Nearing the Millennium,”
         The War of Gog and Magog, pp. 298-312 (in Hebrew).



Conferences:

2008: “Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma.” 24th Annual Conference of
        the Association for Israel Studies (May).


2007: “Messianism, Zionism and the Dilemma of Reintroducing Sacrifice – The Case of
        the Temple Institute.” 39TH Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish
        Studies (December).


        “For the Life of the Flesh is in the Blood” – The University of Florida. –
        “Messianism, Zionism and the Dilemma of Reintroducing Sacrifice – The Case of
        the Temple Institute.” (February)
2006: “The Response of the Gush Emunim Rabbinical Authorities to the Theological
     Dilemmas Raised by Israel‟s Disengagement Plan.” - 38TH Annual Conference of
     the Association for Jewish Studies (December)


     “Whence the Heavenly Jerusalem? The Politics of Scared Space and the Pursuit of
     Peace” - The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the
     University of Notre Dame. - “Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma:
     Major Trends” (March).


2005: The Fourteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University of
     Jerusalem – “Religious Zionism and the Temple Mount Dilemma: Major Trends”
     (March) (Hebrew).


     The Israeli Political Science Association, Tel Aviv-Jaffa – “Zealotry in the Ideology
     of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg” (June)(Hebrew).


2004: Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem – “Maimonides‟ Perception of Messianism and
         Its Influence on Contemporary Reality” (November) (Hebrew).


2002: Herzl Fellows research workshop in collaboration with the Institute for
     Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University – “Messianic Movements in
     Contemporary Israel – A Case Study of the Movement for the Establishment of the
     Temple” (December) (Hebrew).


      Boston University, “Sweet in the Mouth, Bitter in the Stomach: Apocalyptic
     Disappointment and its Millennial Mutation” – 7th Annual Conference on
     Millennialism.
     *     “Panel: Greater Israel, Oslo and the Aftermath.”
     *     “The Oslo Accords and the Temple Mount: A Case Study of the
           Movement for the Establishment of the Temple”. (November)
   Hebrew University, “The Strength of Crisis – Despair, Creativity and Renewal,”
   academic conference of the Institute for Jewish Studies. “The „Mishkan Ohalim‟
   Movement Headed by Rabbi Uzzi Meshulam: Contemporary Apocalyptic
   Messianism.” (March)


COURSES OFFERED:

  1. Holy City: Jerusalem in Time, Space and Imagination
  2. Messianism and the State of Israel.
  3. New Religions at the Contemporary Society.
  4. Israeli Cinema.
  5. Fundamentalism in Comparative Perspective.
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