When Do We Speak Out About "Someone Else's" Atrocity?

By Aryeh Cohen

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2007

In this column, part of the Sigi Ziering series on the ethics of leadership, the author discusses when to intervene against injustices. By way of example, he analyzes female circumcision and asks, By what criteria do we distinguish between an outrage that must be stopped and a cultural practice that should be tolerated? He asserts that we must be self-critical about why we are choosing certain injustices.

Topic: Social Justice, Activism, Tolerance, Global Responsibility

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.644

Page Number(s): 24, 19

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Africa , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Aryeh. When Do We Speak Out About "Someone Else's" Atrocity?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2007: 24, 19. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7112


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