Formulating Responses in an Egalitarian Age

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Marc D. Stern
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005 - Religion - 228 pages
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At first glance, Orthodox Judaism is not compatible with the prevailing world view of equal treatment for all people, regardless of their race, gender or religion. But modern Orthodox Jews share the sense that egalitarianism is a positive moral value, so they cannot simply dismiss this contemporary ethos as incompatible with their faith. In a range of ways and variety of perspectives from the leading Orthodox scholars in the field, this collection of essays explores the affinities and disaffinities between egalitarianism and Jewish tradition.
 

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Contents

Egalitarianism and Halakha An Introduction
1
Formulating Responses in an Egalitarian Age An Overview
33
Formulating Responses in an Egalitarian Age An Overview
53
Jews Gentiles and the Modern Egalitarian Ethos Some Tentative Thoughts
83
Jewish Law and American Public Policy A Principled Jewish View and Some Practical Jewish Observations
109
Changing Conceptions of Gentiles at the Threshold of Modernity The Napoleonic Sanhedrin
129
Jews and Judaism in an Egalitarian Society Traditionalist Responses in Historical Perspective
151
Modern Orthodox Jewish Day Schools and NonJews
181
ReCommitting to Our Mission How Hard an Endeavor?
209
Glossary of Hebrew Terms
221
Index
223
About the Editors and Contributors
227
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\Marc Stern is the Assistant Executive Director and co-Director of the Commission on Law and Social Action for the American Jewish Congress.

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