On Obligations

By Jon Zimmerman

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 10, 1995

Jon Zimmerman discusses the dichotomy of obligations in Jewish life and practice, to the American ideals of freedom and personal fulfillment. He states that the idea of being obligated to do something may seem to run counter to the concept of freedom but in fact, obligations to God can make priorities clear and if people believe in the purposes of their obligations, freedom will not be diminished.

Topic: Theology, Halakha, Jewish Law, Freedom, Meaning

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.501

Page Number(s): 5-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zimmerman, Jon. On Obligations. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 10 November 1995: 5-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8352


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