Jewish fundamentalisms and the holocaust: divergent and contrasting opinions
This article attempts to illustrate the concept that Jewish fundamentalisms have about the Holocaust (Shoah in Hebrew). The Holocaust is presented as one of the greatest genocides in history and occurring primarily to the Jewish people. However,in a context of disapproval of the event,part of the Jewish fundamentalist movements conceived this event as the application of divine punishment. Within Jewish fundamentalism movements there are differences regarding the design of the Holocaust and its relationship to modernity. The movements studied here,Neturei Karta and Gush Emunim,which are part of ultra-Orthodoxy,and religious Zionism,respectively,show differences regarding the concept of Holocaust and assimilation to modernity and also regarding Zionism.