Liberal Individualism and Communitarianism: Whither the Future of Jewish Life?

By Norman Linzer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1997

In American society, there is ongoing debate between the philosophy of liberal individualism, which underlies the Republican party, and communitarianism, which lends ideological support to the Democratic platform. Jewish tradition predominantly reflects the communitarian approach, and the focus on individual autonomy and rights is anathema to the development of a strong Jewish community. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.1, Fall 1997.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Political Behavior, Jewish Identification, Politics

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 74/No. 1

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Linzer, Norman. Liberal Individualism and Communitarianism: Whither the Future of Jewish Life?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1997: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1289


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