How Can We Speak of Jewish "Values" Today?

By Arnold Eisen

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), World Zionist Organization (WZO), Winter 1981

The author asserts that it is impossible for a non-Orthodox Jew to identify a single (unique) Jewish constellation of values which can be normative to us in our situation, and that even inside modern Orthodoxy, it is likely impossible to actualize in America the vast majority of the values which we can identify, barring major changes in our lives. He examines the relationship between Jewish law and the concepts of ethics and values, and their relationships to practical living.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Jewish Text, Religious Denominations, Values

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Volume/Issue: vol.42-43

Page Number(s): 69-81

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Genre: Article

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. How Can We Speak of Jewish "Values" Today?. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI),World Zionist Organization (WZO). Winter 1981: 69-81. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3555


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