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The Individual and the Community, Not One at the Expense of the Other

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Publication Date: July 2009

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

Author(s): David Kraemer

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Ethics; Values; Jewish Text

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author discusses how the tension between valuing the individual and valuing the community becomes an eternal dialectic within the Jewish tradition, admitting no resolution, and confronts us with a continual ethical challenge.