Publication Date: September 1979
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Howard I. Bogot
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Religion; Values; Reform Judaism
Addressing the timeless question of why Judaism is important, the author (a Reform rabbi) suggests and explains four answers: (1) that Jewishness promotes self-esteem; (2) that Jewishness teaches us to act like a somebody before trying to be like everybody; (3) that Jewishness elevates life above the rule of machines; and (4) that Jewishness protects us from our animal nature.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.1, Fall 1979.