Liberalism and American Jews

By Leonard Fein

October 1973

In a time of substantial ideological confusions, what are the ethics of citizenship which should inform Jewish political behavior? Since the French Revolution, Jews have been a people of the Left, the politics of the worker and the poor. When Jewish and liberal were nearly synonymous, the political behavior of Jews was easier to analyze, but as that changes, what ethical considerations of Jewishness necessitate liberal beliefs and how does the modern American Jew participate in politics on the Left and Right?

Topic: Liberalism, Political Behavior, Civil Rights, Diaspora Relations, Democratic Party, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Republican Party, Neoconservatism, Jewish Identification, GOP, Labor, Politics

Name of Publication: Midstream: A Monthly Jewish Review

Page Number(s): 3-18

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. Liberalism and American Jews. Midstream: A Monthly Jewish Review. October 1973: 3-18. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15043


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