Between Left and Right: A New Dialogue?
Publication Date: January 1993
Author(s): Steven Bayme
Series: Sh'ma, October 29 1993, pp.3-6.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Political Behavior; Pluralism; Tolerance; Dialogue
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.