Roots of Radicalism

By Tony Michels

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2012

Jews lean to the political left compared to most other Americans. The question is: why? The author discusses various explanations for the Jewish predisposition to left-leaning politics. The importance of tikkun olam, a history of economic exploitation and influences from abroad, particularly Russia, provide some explanations for the political beliefs of American Jewry.

Topic: Liberalism, Political Behavior, Politics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.695

Page Number(s): 7-8

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Genre: Article

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Michels, Tony. Roots of Radicalism. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2012: 7-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15731


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