Recovering a Community of Ethical Controversy

By Brad Hirschfield

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2003

The author states that we spend far too much time, effort, energy and money pursuing a goal of consensus that is not even good for the Jewish people. On the contrary, he argues that healthy spiritual communities are marked not by the degree of consensus that they achieve but by the extent of ethical controversy that they can maintain.

Topic: Decision Making, Morality, Democracy, Ethics, Community Building, Communal Organization

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.604

Page Number(s): 7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hirschfield, Brad. Recovering a Community of Ethical Controversy. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2003: 7.


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