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Jewish Political Tradition, Vol.1

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Yale University Press
Jewish studies, Judaism, POLITICS & GOVERNMENT, Ethnic Politics, Political Science, Politics / Current Events, Politics/International Relations, History & Theory - General, Jewish - General, Political Science / History & Theory, General, Judaism - General, Jews, Judaism and politics, Judaism and state, Leadership, Politics and gover
ContributionsMichael Walzer (Editor), Menachem Lorberbaum (Editor), Noam J. Zohar (Editor), Yair Loberbaum (Editor)
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Open LibraryOL9897188M
ISBN 100300078226
ISBN 139780300078220

The Jewish Political Tradition, Vol Authority and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle/5(2). In this first book of a four-volume series originating from a conference on Jewish philosophy, religion, and politics sponsored by the Shalom Harman Institute of Jerusalem, the political arguments of two millennia are made accessible to a new generation of general readers/5(2).

The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume I: Authority. This book launches a landmark four-volume collaborative work exploring the political thought of the Jewish people from biblical Jewish Political Tradition to the present/5.

The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume I: Authority. Export a RIS file (For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley) Export a Text file (For BibTex) Note: Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using.

Pay attention to names, capitalization, and dates. “The Jewish Political Tradition is one of the most ambitious Jewish intellectual efforts of recent years This book is quite novel—and on a grand scale.”—David Novak, New Republic.

“It is not often that one opens a book and knows Vol.1 book question that it will be immediately indispensable in its field. The four-volume series on the Jewish Vol.1 book tradition that includes this volume seeks to connect the political thought of ancient Israel and the Diaspora with the emerging traditions Jewish Political Tradition the modern Israeli state.

The first two volumes dealt with authority and membership, respectively; this third volume. This thought-provoking second volume of The Jewish Political Tradition is concerned with the theme of membership.

The book brings together the most important texts on membership topics from 3, years of Jewish history, many newly translated or translated for the first time. The Jewish political tradition User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. In this first book of a four-volume series originating from a conference on Jewish philosophy, religion, and politics 5/5(1).

This book is a collaboration of two dozen very smart scholars -- mainly philosophers, lawyers and political scientists -- who mined the Jewish tradition for writings on the question of membership. It is a wonderful resource for exploring the nature of the perennial "who is a Jew" question as well as questions about conversion, gender inequality and heresy.5/5(1).

Michael Walzer: Well, what we mean by the Jewish political tradition is simply the long history of Jewish reflection on the political experience of the Jews. It’s a political reflection on the experience of ancient Israel, and then of exilic Jewry.

The four-volume series on the Jewish political tradition that includes this volume seeks to connect the political thought of ancient Israel and the Diaspora with the emerging traditions of the modern Israeli : Hardcover. “The series to which this book belongs is unprecedented What each of these self-contained installments attempts to do—and, in my judgment, succeeds in doing—is to represent ancient and medieval Judaism and its post-Enlightenment successors as not just a religious tradition but an evolving and dynamic political culture.

See Daniel J. Elazar, "Kinship and Consent in the Jewish Community: Patterns of Continuity in Jewish Communal Life," Tradition, Vol.

14, No. 4 (Fall ), pp. ; "Covenant as the Basis of the Jewish Political Tradition," in Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and its Contemporary Uses, Daniel J. Elazar, ed. (Ramat Gan. The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses.

Daniel J. Elazar. Politics is, in many respects, the Cinderella of Jewish studies. Much attention has been lavished on the development of Jewish religious, legal, and social practice; probably even more has been written about the history of Jewish Gentile relations. The next step in the process is the rediscovery of the Jewish political tradition.

This book is based on the premise that there is indeed a Jewish political tradition -- with all that it implies in the way of a continuing dialogue regarding proper or acceptable modes of political behavior, institutional forms, and political cultural norms.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Jewish Political Tradition, Vol Authority at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. Covenant as a Political Concept The Covenant Tradition in Politics, Volume 1, Chapter 1. Daniel J. Elazar. Covenant and the Purposes of Politics.

Human, and hence scholarly, concern with politics focuses on three general themes: 1) the pursuit of political justice to achieve the good political order; 2) the search for understanding of the empirical reality of political power and.

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The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume II: Membership. “The series to which this book belongs is unprecedented “A vast and important resource which will be consulted for years to come by all intere “The series to which this book belongs is unprecedented/5.

The Jewish Political Tradition also intervenes provocatively in contemporary debates about the significance of the modifier "Jewish" in Israel's self-definition as a "Jewish State." As an anthology of sources paired with commentary, the volume never explicitly advances a political argument or endorses an ideology.

Does the Jewish tradition offer resources for thinking about political questions. Editor of The Weekly Standard William Kristol offers a hedging “yes” to that question. There are certainly lessons in the Bible and other texts, but, because the Rabbis did not hold political power, they rarely interpreted texts in this way.

The Jewish Political Tradition as the Basis for Jewish Civic Education: Pirkei Avot as an Example Daniel J.

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Elazar. The Problem and The Opportunity It is difficult to overemphasize the problems facing Jewish educators in interpreting Jewish peoplehood to American Jews in light of American view of the Jews as a religious group, first and foremost, and Judaism as a religion.

Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination was neither the first nor last word on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early s at least, and in view of the election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens.

For the first time, Jews in American Reviews: 1. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Political Tradition. John Locke, the Bible and Western political tradition.

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And a significant portion of the subsequent books describes how Jewish self-government played out in practice. These biblical stories explore various types of government, from anarchy through limited monarchy to tyranny, and show the pitfalls or benefits of each.

Daniel J. Elazar, "The Book of Joshua as a Political Classic," Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol. 1, Nos. (Spring ), and "Deuteronomy as Israel's Ancient Constitution: Some Preliminary Reflections," Jewish Political Studies Review, Vol.

4, No. 1 (Spring ); Stuart A. Cohen, "The Bible and Intra-Jewish Politics: Early Rabbinic. The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume I: Authority, edited by Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberbaum, and Noam Zohar, New Haven: Yale University Press,pp.

Reviewed by Alan Mittleman, Muhlenberg College The Jewish Political Tradition is a remarkable achievement. For the first time, hundreds of political texts from the biblical pe. The novelist Saul Bellow is fond of recalling a political incident from his youth.

Saul, then an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, was, like so many of us in the s, powerfully attracted to the ideologies of socialism, Marxism, Leninism and Trotskyism, as well as to the idea of “the Revolution.” He and a [ ]. Michael Walzer is a pivotal figure in the recovery of the Jewish political tradition.

From his early book, Exodus and Revolution, which traced the impact of the Exodus story on Western politics, through his editorship, with Israeli colleagues, of the projected four-volume Jewish Political Tradition, Walzer is almost unrivalled as a scholar of Jewish political thought.

Together with Professors Michael Walzer of Princeton and Noam Zohar of Bar-Ilan he is a senior editor of the Jewish Political Tradition series (vol. 1 "Authority," Yale University PressHebrew: ; vol. 2 "Membership," Yale University Press ; vol.

3 "Community," Yale University Press, forthcoming).Alma mater: Hebrew University. Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberbaum, Noam J. Zohar The Jewish Political Tradition, “Authority” (Vol.

1; co-editor: Yair Lorberbaum), New Haven: Yale University Press ( pp.) • Second edition published in paperback. Michael Walzer, Menachem Lorberbaum, Noam J. Zohar The Jewish. In this book we are concerned with the political use of the idea of covenant, the tradition that has adhered to that idea, and the political arrangements that flow from it.

In more secular terms, the task of politics is not simply to construct civil societies compatible with human nature, but to help people make the most of their potential by.Books shelved as jewish-culture: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon, The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco, My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Po.What used to be Vol.

1, "The Book of Genesis: The Birth of the Jewish People" will now be Vol.2 making this one of the more stable cultural traditions of our ‘civilization.

there has been and still is so much antisemitism in the West because Judaism is the original mass movement of the political left. It is the original movement of.