Assistant Professor of Religion, Rachel Z Feldman has won the 2023 Jordan Schnitzer First Book Publication Award for her book, Messianic Zionism in the Digital Age: Jews, Noahides, and the Third Temple Imaginary.
Judaism in the twenty-first century has seen the rise of the messianic Third Temple movement, as religious activists based in Israel have worked to realize biblical prophecies, including the restoration of a Jewish theocracy and the construction of the third and final Temple on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. Through groundbreaking ethnographic research, Messianic Zionism in the Digital Age details how Third Temple visions have gained considerable momentum and political support in Israel and abroad.
About the author:
Rachel Z Feldman is a cultural anthropologist specialized in Judaism, Israel/Palestine, messianic movements, feminist and post-colonial studies. She holds a PhD from The University of California, Davis and an MA from the New School for Social Research. She is also the co-editor of Settler-Indigeneity in the West Bank (McGill-Queen's University Press, Fall 2023 ). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.