Publication Date: September 1997
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Norman Linzer
Research Area: Culture and religion; Politics
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Political Behavior; socioeconomic status
Coverage: United States
In American society, there is ongoing debate between the philosophy of liberal individualism, which underlies the Republican party, and communitarianism, which lends ideological support to the Democratic platform. Jewish tradition predominantly reflects the communitarian approach, and the focus on individual autonomy and rights is anathema to the development of a strong Jewish community.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.1, Fall 1997.