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


Publication Date: July 2009

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

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion

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.