Jewish Values in the American Public Square

By Nathan J. Diament

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2004

The author discusses the role of faith in public appointments. He asserts that the debate America seems to be having is over the question of whether it is appropriate, desirable, or even possible for a person of faith to compartmentalize that belief system when s/he takes a role of public responsibility. He urges that in America, the Jewish community has the blessing and the burden to do much more than "rebuke" wrongdoing, as the values of our faith require; we can help construct a society that is more just and more closely aligned with the divine will.

Topic: Political Behavior, Social Justice, Faith, Community Relations, Belief, Politics, Values, Government

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.614

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Diament, Nathan J. Jewish Values in the American Public Square. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2004: 2-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7056


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