Motti Inbari is an assistant 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 department of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Inbari served as the Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor for Israel Studies at the University of Florida and 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 and by Magnes Press in Hebrew. The second book - Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromises - was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. His current work 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)
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)
The Zionist Perspectives of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook and the Origins of Gush Emunim, Iyunim Betkumat Israel (2008)
Contributions to Books
A Temple for All the Nations: Jewish-Christian Cooperation for the Construction of the Third Temple, Studies in Contemporary Jewry 24 (2010)
Messianism and Zealotry in the Ideology of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, The Settlement Movement (temporary name) (2008)
(Forthcoming) (in Hebrew)
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...