Inclusivity's Difficult Questions

By Sanford Ragins

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2007

In this column, part of the Sigi Ziering series on the ethics of leadership, the author discusses the tensions that rabbis - and all serious - Jews face in making ethical decisions, such as in welcoming or discouraging potential converts to Judaism. The teachings of Judaism and values they articulate are often fraught with ambiguity. He concludes that our most vital Jewish traditions have been our capacity for creative innovation and our ability to respond sensitively to those who come to us in search of the succor and guidance of Judaism.

Topic: Innovation, Morality, Conversion, Ethics, Outreach, Clergy

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.639-640

Page Number(s): 24

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ragins, Sanford. Inclusivity's Difficult Questions. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2007: 24.


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