The Language of Jewish Political Discourse

By Gordon M. Freeman

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Spring 1989

The Jewish people has a distinct political language, the author asserts, and has engaged in public discourse using that language to inform its decisions and determine political questions. The Siddur (prayerbook) is the primary source for such political language, he explains, by virtue of its public prominence. The author suggests a scheme for discussing Jewish political language, analyzing the Aleinu prayer in order to demonstrate its political implications.

Topic: Political Behavior, Language, Jewish Text, Religion, Politics

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: vol.1/no.1-2

Page Number(s): 63-76

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Genre: Article

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Freeman, Gordon M. The Language of Jewish Political Discourse. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Spring 1989: 63-76. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3556


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