Balancing Openness and Vigilance
Publication Date: June 2002
Author(s): Shari Cohen
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Values; Public Policy; Tolerance; Jewish Law (Halacha)
Coverage: United States
The author finds a major challenge in post-September 11 America: a need for greater vigilance toward terrorism and other emerging threats while maintaining the openness that is the country's strength and potential best hope for the future. She finds that the Sabbath, with a set of practices that stimulates the imagination, can offer insights and inform the political process.