Category Archives: Jewish Values and American Democratic Traditions

Jewish Values in the American Public Square

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October 4, 2004

Nathan Diament
Despite our status as a minority religion in this nation, American Jews should be the last ones to believe that the privatization of religion and its values is desirable, let alone possible. More »

Micah’s Formula for Continuity

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October 4, 2004

Pella Schafer
Here is a “formula” for Jewish continuity based on three guiding principles from the prophet Micah: Do Justice, Love Kindness, and Walk Humbly. More »

Midrashic Tales

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October 1, 2004

Jonathan Kirsch Joel Cohen, Moses: A Memoir (Paulist Press, 2003) $19.95, 155 pp. Marek Halter, Sarah (Crown Publishers, 2004) $22.00, 296 pp. “Midrash” is a term that has come to be applied to almost any effort to reconsider and re-imagine our sacred texts and the men and women who are depicted in their pages. In More »

Influencing America: Jewish Political Influence

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October 1, 2004

David Teutsch AIPAC, the primary pro-Israel lobby in Washington, may be the most powerful single lobby in the United States. Many of its detractors and supporters share this view. Much of the discussion about Jewish political influence focuses on AIPAC because of its visibility and the centrality of Israel concerns in many Jewish communal organizations. More »