Introduction Part 1. Structures and Institutions Chapter 1. Greedy Institutions, Mediating Structures, and Empirical Examples Greedy Institutions and Mediating Structures Religion and the Military as Greedy Institutions Chapter 2. Military Attitudes toward Religious Soldiers: Five Case Studies The Iranian Armed Forces The Turkish Military The United States Military The Indian Armed Forces The International Context and the Israeli Case Part 2. Being a Soldier and a Religious Jew: Dilemmas and Solutions Chapter 3. Military Service from Ideological, Halakhic, and Value Perspectives Halakhic and Practical Problems during Military Service A Collision of Values Issues of Identity Chapter 4. The Hesder Yeshivot The Nature and Structure of the Hesder Program Program Characteristics and Military Service as a Hesder Student Curriculum and Faculty Preparation for Military Service Demographics Student Expectations Military Service in the Hesder Program Contact between the Hesder Yeshiva and Students in the Military Chapter 5. The Shiluv Program The Nature and Structure of the Shiluv Program Program Characteristics and Military Service as a Shiluv Student Curriculum and Faculty Preparation for Military Service Demographics Student Expectations Military Service in the Shiluv Program Contact between the Shiluv Program and Students in the Military Chapter 6. The Mekhinot: Preservice Preparatory Seminaries The Nature and Structure of the Mekhinot Program Curriculum and Faculty Preparation for Military Service Demographics Student Expectations Military Service after Studying in the Mekhina Contact between the Mekhinot and Students in the Military Chapter 7. The Gar'inim Program: Jewish Orthodox Women and the IDF Religious Zionist Women, Torah Studies, and Military Service The Beginning of the Women's Gar'inim Program The Nature and Structure of the Gar'inim Program Curriculum and Faculty Preparation for Military Service Demographics Contact between the Midrasha and Students in the Military Student Expectations Chapter 8. Mediation in Practice Coed Service: Ha-Shiluv Ha-Ra'ui Disobeying Orders for Ideological Reasons Disbanding Hesder Units Chapter 9. Problems for Individual Religious Soldiers during Military Service Halakhic Problems during Military Service Erosion in the Observance of Mitzvot Feelings toward the Military Environment Strategies in Problem Solving Chapter 10. Senior and Junior Officers' Views on the Study Programs Chapter 11. Mediation as Communication: The Programs' Role in Conveying Messages between Students and Superstructures Messages Communicated by Students through the Study Programs Messages Communicated to Students through the Study Programs Tensions between the Programs Part 3. Summaries and Conclusions Chapter 12. Study Programs as Mediating Structures Uses of Mediation Multidimensional Mediation The Contribution of Mediating Structures in the Israeli Case The Limits of Mediation: When Mediating Structures Fail Chapter 13. Comparisons and Conclusions Theoretical Implications Implications for General Civil-Military Relations Understanding Civil-Military Relations in Israel Methodological Appendix Glossary Notes Bibliography Index
Elisheva Rosman-Stollman is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and a founding member of the Association of Civil-Military Scholars in Israel.