Category Archives: Jewish Reflections on the 2004 Election

A Magisterial Volume

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January 1, 2005

Neil Gillman Abraham Joshua Heschel, Heavenly Torah As Refracted through the Generations , Edited and Translated with Commentary by Gordon Tucker with Leonard Levin. (New York, London: Continuum, 2004) $95, 848 pp. FROM THE MOMENT this hefty (800 plus pages) volume, with its striking scarlet cover, arrived in my office some three weeks ago, the More »

America: A Religious Country

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January 1, 2005

Alan Mittlema
Jews, like Democrats, can either define themselves as a permanent opposition, consolidating on the left and delivering jeremiads to the culture, or they can come to terms with America’s durable and politically expressive traditional religiosity More »

A Fragile Democracy

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January 1, 2005

Daniel Terris
In the days after the 2004 presidential election, the news media fixed on the fact that one poll showed that “moral values” was the principal animating the concern of 22 percent of voters in the presidential campaign. More »

Free-Market Theology

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January 1, 2005

Adena K. Berkowitz Some time ago, walking down Broadway with two of my older children, we passed a sign in the window of the indoor playground where they played as children. The sign said, “LOST OUR LEASE — CLOSING.” Shocked, my children asked, “Why is this happening? It was always so crowded.” And thus began More »

Discussion Guide – Jewish Reflections on the 2004 Election

January 1, 2005

1. Should American Jews embrace the Christian Right as a political ally?
2. How do Jewish values influence your political thinking and the choices you made about the 2004 election?
3. How might the Jewish community and its myriad institutions help America heal from the divisiveness of the recent election? More »