Studying the Constitutional Documents of American Jewry

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1997

This author argues against the idea that Jewish constitutionalism, where the Bible, Mishnah, and Talmud formed the foundational constitutional texts around which Jewish life was organized, broke down around the beginning of the modern epoch. Rather, Jewish communities and institutions continually returned to the constitutional model, bringing new texts into the fold. This article describes a project undertaking the study of modern Jewish constitutional documents from around the world.

Topic: History, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. Studying the Constitutional Documents of American Jewry. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1997: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3661


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