Motti Inbari is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dr. Inbari focuses his research on Jewish fundamentalism in Israel. He earned his PhD at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry (currently part of the Department of Modern Jewish History) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Inbari served as the Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and as a post doctoral fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis. His first book Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount was published by the State University of New York Press in English (2009) and by Magnes Press in Hebrew (2008). The book earned the AICE best publication award in Israel Studies in 2009. His second book - Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises - was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Dr. Inbari is currently working on a new research which deals with radical Ultra Orthodoxy in Israel and the U.S.
The Six Day War in 1967 profoundly influenced how an increasing number of religious Zionists...
The War of Gog and Magog: Messianism and Apocalypse in the Past and in Modern Times (in Hebrew) (2001)
Messianic Activism in the Works of Chaim Elazar Shapira, the Munkacz Rebbe, between Two World Wars, Cathedra (2013)
The article discusses messianic tension that developed in the Hasidic court of Rabbi Chaim Elazar...
The Modesty Campaigns of Rabbi Amram Blau and the Neturei Karta Movement, 1938–1974, Israel Studies (2012)
The article examines the modesty campaigns led by Neturei Karta circles in the period 1938–1974...
Messianic Movements and Failed Prophecies in Israel - Five Case Studies, Nova Religio - The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions (2010)
This article examines several examples of messianic individuals and movements in Israel that have had...
Rabbi Amram Bloi Founder of Neturi Karta Movement: An Abridged Biography, Hebrew Union College Annual (2010)
The chapter examines the life and approach of Rabbi Amram Blau (1886-1974), founder of the...
When Prophecy Fails? The Theology of the Oslo Process--Rabbinical Responses to a Crisis of Faith, Modern Judaism (2009)
Contributions to Books
Messianic Religious Zionism and the Reintroduction of Sacrifice: The Case of the Temple Institute, Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism (2014)
Messianism as a Political Power in Contemporary Judaism - A Comparison: Radical Ultra Orthodoxy and Messianic Religious Zionism, Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature (2014)
A Temple for All the Nations: Jewish-Christian Cooperation for the Construction of the Third Temple, Studies in Contemporary Jewry 24 (2010)
The Disengagement as a Religious Dilemma, In the Shade of the Disengagement: Strategic Dialog in Crisis (2008)
Uzi Meshulam’s ‘Mishkan Ohalim:’ A Contemporary Apocalyptic Messianic Sect in Israel, Studies in Contemporary Jewry 17 (2001)
The Outstretched Hand, Jewish Ideas Daily (2013)
My family and I celebrated Passover in Lumberton, North Carolina. We are the only Israelis...
Opening the Gates of Judaism, Jewish Ideas Daily (2013)
Given the demographic and spiritual decline among “biological” Jews in America, if we want to...
A rebuttal to a Mosaic article that called for a change in Haredi life style...
Like Dreamers - Book Review by Motti Inbari, Unpublished (2013)
A book review on Yossi Klien Halevi's Like Dreamers, New York: Harper, 2013.