God Concepts and Community Structure
Publication Date: March 1983
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): David Eskenazi
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Jewish Values and Ethics; Theology
Coverage: United States
This article looks at the disappearance of God within Jewish communal discourse and argues for the reintroduction of God concepts into the worldview of Jewish communal professionals. He calls for professionals to recognize their place in the Jewish tradition and their responsibility to bear witness to this tradition as a part of his or her job expectation. The Jewish worker ought to have enough self-comfort to guide, teach, learn, and encounter others. S/he makes his or her most profound contribution by being a role model—essentially, an imitation of God.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:3.