The Most Overlooked Sin of 5738, Part I

By Bert S. Gerard, Ethelyn K. Simon, Milton Bloch, Robert Chernoff, Robert E. Goldburg, Peter H. Grumbacher, Manuel Laderman, Benson N. Schambelan, Harry Z. Sky, Rochelle Saidel Wolk

Eugene Borowitz, September 15, 1978

In advance of Yom Kippur, ten Sh'ma readers share brief essays regarding what they take to be the American Jewish community's most overlooked sin. Their answers: not acknowledging the community's sins to begin with; neglecting to honor parents; assimilation; lack of awareness; excessive particularism in political advocacy; excusing or ignoring ethical corruption; neglecting prayer; complacency; believing President Carter; and neglecting to hunt down escaped Nazi murderers. (This is part 1 of a series.)

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Sin, Faith, Belief, Holidays, Religion, Values

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.157

Page Number(s): 163-167

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Gerard, Bert S. Simon, Ethelyn K. Bloch, Milton. Chernoff, Robert. Goldburg, Robert E. Grumbacher, Peter H. Laderman, Manuel. Schambelan, Benson N. Sky, Harry Z. Saidel Wolk, Rochelle. The Most Overlooked Sin of 5738, Part I. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 15 September 1978: 163-167. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8994


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