Jewish Political Conscience

By Harold M. Schulweis

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 24, 1995

The author argues that, while the Torah is not partisan, it is inherently political, deeply concerned with the exercise of power. Rather than retreating from politics in Jewish life, or treating Judaism as a prop for liberal or conservative ideologies, the author advocates attempting to approach political issues from the perspective of a uniquely Jewish political conscience -- to hear political debates with a "Jewish third ear".

Topic: Morality, Political Behavior, Faith, Religion and State, Ethics, Belief, Social Issues, Politics, Values, Government

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.502

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schulweis, Harold M. Jewish Political Conscience. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 24 November 1995: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8164


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