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Commission on a New Jewish Vision/Agenda: Some Guidelines as to Purposes and Procedures

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Series: Israel-Diaspora Relations

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Leadership; Diaspora Relations; Communal Organization; Jewish Continuity

Type: Other


In this opening piece to the Commission on a New Jewish Vision/Agenda, Elazar attempts to frame the challenge being undertaken by the Commission, which he sees as an informal generator of ideas meant to be relevant to, and taken up and engaged by, the entire Jewish world. He insists on the religious, halachic, and political dimensions to the task, and outlines major problems/groups to be confronted.