Disputes that Unite

By David Kraemer

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 12, 1997

Jewish debate is famous for its variety of viewpoints. Although this seems to be a sign of disunity, their presence indicates tolerance and hence cohesion. This conclusion comes from rabbinic Judaism's dialogues; the rabbis knew that the alternative to tolerance for cohesion's sake was the disappearance of Jews.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Tolerance, Jewish Text, Kosher, Unity, Discourse and Dialogue, Kashrut, Jewish Thought

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.28/no.543

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kraemer, David. Disputes that Unite. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 12 December 1997: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8524


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