Public Policy and Tikkun Olam

By Jerome A. Chanes

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1995

This article discusses the evolving agenda of Jewish public affairs agencies over the past five years, briefly describing the history of what the agenda has been since the 1920s and then presenting the issues that are currently on the public affairs agenda: Jewish security and antisemitism. The author argues that Jewish security is enhanced less by countering antisemitism than by strengthening democratic pluralism, primarily through strengthening church-state separation and promoting social and economic justice. The author argues that it is only through involvement in protecting the democratic process that we can begin to achieve the larger goal of tikkun olam.

Topic: Continuity, Antisemitism, Social Issues, Jewish Continuity, Security, Public Policy

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Levine, Herb

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.2

Page Number(s): 58-63

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Chanes, Jerome A. Public Policy and Tikkun Olam. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1995: 58-63. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4369


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