Forum V: Public Disclosure and Confidentiality

By Gerald A. Teller

Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1990

The Jewish view of issues of public disclosure and confidentiality is very different from that of the American legal system because it is based on different assumptions. This article clarifies the Jewish view of the public's right to know in three areas: the confidentiality of court decisions; censorship; and evaluation, libel, and gossip. In developing their policies on confidentiality, Jewish communal agencies should be guided by Jewish sources.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Community Relations, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 67/No. 1

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Teller, Gerald A. Forum V: Public Disclosure and Confidentiality. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Conference of Jewish Communal Service,Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1990:


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