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Classical Jewish Texts and Contemporary Public Policy: Bridging the Divide

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Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Tsvi Blanchard

Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Public Policy; Jewish Text; Public Opinions; Values

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author argues that inherited Jewish texts may be connected to contemporary policy discussion by going with the dominant ideological flow in modern social and political ethics, rather than against it. He sketches out an argument on social welfare policy to illustrate his point, utilizing modern terminology to bridge differences.