zealotry

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zeal·ot·ry

 (zĕl′ə-trē)
n.
Excessive zeal; fanaticism.

zealotry

(ˈzɛlətrɪ)
n
extreme or excessive zeal or devotion

zeal•ot•ry

(ˈzɛl ə tri)

n.
excessive zeal; fanaticism.
[1650–60]

zealotism, zealotry

a tendency to undue or excessive zeal; fanaticism.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zealotry - excessive intolerance of opposing views
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
Translations

zealotry

[ˈzelətrɪ] Nfanatismo m

zealotry

nFanatismus m, → blinder Eifer
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The song "Biryonim" [Ruffians] by poet Ya'akov Cohen, written in 1903 after the Kishinev pogrom, emphasized the aspect of power and war in Jewish nationalism.
They called themselves "biryonim"--thugs--"zveikeyim." In the times of the Roman wars, Jews went around stabbing other Jews because they were not extreme enough in their fight against the Romans.
(111.) On the adoption of the theme of zealotry in Zionist literature and the use of the image of biryonim, see Shapira, Land and Power, 23-24, 32-33.