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Between Left and Right: A New Dialogue?

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Publication Date: January 1993

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

Author(s): Steven Bayme

Series: Sh'ma, October 29 1993, pp.3-6.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Politics (Politics)

Keywords: Political Behavior; Pluralism; Tolerance; Dialogue

Type: Brief


The author offers six guidelines for substantive dialogue between Jewish conservatives and liberals: (1) abandon moral absolutism; (2) abandon moral relativism; (3) recognize the intellectual integrity of opponents; (4) learn from one another rather than speak past one another; (5) find common ground within the dialogue on issues of Jewish identity and continuity; and (6) beginning to build bridges.