Renewing the Jewish Social Contract: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Arnold Eisen; Harold Shapiro; Steven Bayme; David Ellenson

Research Area: Culture and religion; Government

Keywords: Diversity; Jewish identification; Pluralism; Jewish Unity

Type: Other

Coverage: Israel


The American Jewish Committee (AJC) compiles a written symposium of Jewish thinkers intended to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the Kinneret Agreement, a statement on the "Jewish social contract" by Israeli intellectuals and communal leaders. The Agreement itself is reprinted here along with 11 responses to the agreement.