Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1997

The author argues that while much attention has been spent on the development of Jewish religious, legal, and social practice, the study of the Jewish political tradition remains an almost uncharted area. The author outlines a program that could arouse contemporary awareness of both the importance and relevance of this topic, and suggests that there are four primary tasks that should occupy the field: (i) investigation - research into Jewish political theory and practice; (ii) interpretation - the analysis of Jewish political behavior; (iii) policy application - the utilization of scholarship in Jewish public affairs; and (iv) presentation - the dissemination of the fruits of ongoing research to a variety of audiences.

Topic: Methodology, Political Behavior, Scholarship, Politics, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1997:


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