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Renewing the Jewish Social Contract: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Arnold Eisen; Harold Shapiro; Steven Bayme; David Ellenson

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Government (Nation state)

Keywords: Diversity; Jewish identification; Pluralism; Jewish Unity

Type: Other

Coverage: Israel

Abstract:

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) compiles a written symposium of Jewish thinkers intended to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the Kinneret Agreement, a statement on the "Jewish social contract" by Israeli intellectuals and communal leaders. The Agreement itself is reprinted here along with 11 responses to the agreement.