Hannah Arendt, Gershom Scholem, and the Ethics of Collective Responsibility

By Arie M. Dubnov

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2010

Dubnov analyzes Gershom Scholem's objection to Hannah Arendt's criticism of Jewish leaders in the wake of the Holocaust. Commenting on their exchange, he emphasizes the importance of preserving public spaces for deliberation and of tolerating dispute and polemic, which makes communal life vibrant and relevant.

Topic: History, Shoah, Jewish Organizations, Discourse and Dialogue, Holocaust

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.669

Page Number(s): 7-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Dubnov, Arie M. Hannah Arendt, Gershom Scholem, and the Ethics of Collective Responsibility. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2010: 7-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7908


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