Chai Ve-Kayam ("Alive and Well," in Hebrew)

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CHAI VE-KAYAM ("alive and well," in Hebrew)

Israeli ultranationalist, extremist movement, founded at the end of the 1970s. This splinter group advocated the "divorce of Judaism from exile and from Western culture" and the creation of a "truly Jewish state" by invoking a revolutionary messianism meant to "update the Torah as the normative guide of the Jewish people." Its members have made a number of attempts to blow up Muslim religious edifices in Jerusalem on the Haram al-Sharif.

SEE ALSO Haram al-Sharif.