The Mirror of Humanity in the East 40s

By Marc Gopin

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2011

We are living at a moment when the international institutions of the global community are still at a formative early stage. As an international body, the United Nations is young and primitive, and will fare no better than the primitive human community it represents. The U.N. is what the nations of the world will make of it, including Israel. The U.N. has had shining moments and disastrous moments, saving thousands of lives by its vision and gravitas, but also costing thousands of lives by occasional ineptitude or hypocrisy. Israel should care about what happens at the U.N. because countless Jewish scholars and activists, for centuries, from the time of the prophets to the present, have spoken of humanity's vision of the central and sacred importance of the rule of humanitarian law as the glue that can hold together a future global community.

Topic: Diplomacy, Policy, International Relations

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.684

Page Number(s): 11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Gopin, Marc. The Mirror of Humanity in the East 40s. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2011: 11.


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