Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 1981 - Political Science - 396 pages
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Co-published with the Center for Jewish Community Studies, this volume is based on the finest fruits of a summer Colloquium of The Institute for Judaism and Contemporary Thought held at the Kibbutz Lavi in Israel. Explores Jewish political life and thought from the Biblical period to the present in order to ascertain the content and character of the Jewish political tradition and its relevance for our time.
  

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Contents

Covenant as the Basis of the Jewish Political Tradition Daniel J Elazar
21
Gordon Freeman
59
Theoretical Development
89
Bernard Susserand EJiezerDon Yehiya
91
Lawrence V Berman
113
The Attitude Toward the State In Modern Jewish Thought Before Zionism Eliezer Schweid
127
Institutional Dynamics
149
The Transition from Tribal Rule to Monarchy and its Impact on the History of Israel Moshe Weinfeld
151
Halakhic Theory Gerald J Blidsfein
215
Patterns of Political Organization and Leadership in Contemporary Jewish Communities Peter Y Medding
259
Part Four Contemporary Implications
291
The Jewish Political Tradition as a Vehicle for Jewish AutoEmancipation D V Segre
293
Towards a General Theory of Jewish Political Interests and Behavior Peter Y Medding
313
Moral and Symbolic Elements in the Politics of IsraelDiaspora Relations Charles S Liebman
345
Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Political Dialogue among Contemporary Jews David Hartman
357
Daniel J Elazar
389

Political Conflict and the Use of Power in the World of the Geniza Shelomo Dov Goiteinq
169
Power And Authority Halachic Stance of the Traditional Community and its Contemporary Implications Menachem Elon
183
Contributors
395
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Daniel J. Elazar (1934-1999) was president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University. His many books include the four-volume "The Covenant Tradition in Politics" (Transaction).

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