Nishma, Sh'ma September 2002

By Arthur Waskow, Shmuel Jablon, Mike Rappeport, Neil Litt, Hinda Mandell

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2002

Several authors respond to the following: Hezakiah said, "Great is peace. For all other precepts it is written, if a precept is at hand, you are required to perform it, but if it is not at hand you are not, but of peace it is said: Seek peace and pursue it." (Psalms 34:15) Harry Truman modeled this lesson in our time by not insisting on justice against the peoples of Germany and Japan but by concentrating instead on creating conditions for a lasting peace. Rather than continue the pattern of past victors, who had punished their defeated enemies by imposing reparations, to achieve the lasting peace of which we are the beneficiaries he chose to ensure his past enemy's prosperity. But he also knew that prosperity alone was not sufficient, and thus he imposed a democratic system on them as well.

Topic: History, Democracy, Shoah, Jewish Text, Values, Peace, Holocaust

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.593

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Waskow, Arthur. Jablon, Shmuel. Rappeport, Mike. Litt, Neil. Mandell, Hinda. Nishma, Sh'ma September 2002. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2002: 12.


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