Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition by Murray Polner,Stefan Merken

By Murray Polner,Stefan Merken

Forty-four voices of Jews (and one Christian) right here being affected by the that means of Judaism and Jewish lifestyles within the twenty first Century. no longer armchair theoreticians yet quite members who've been there: to Israel, within the streets of U.S. towns bearing placards, risking penal complex, operating one of the overlooked, conscientious objectors, moms, refuseniks, rabbis, squaddies, fathers of the fallen, reporters and professors. those are the voices of an more and more vocal section of Jewry, and an more and more pertinent one. all of them symbolize the voices of the ancient and revolutionary Jewish culture of peace and justice. From the brave girls tracking checkpoints among Israel and its occupied territories to comforting prisoners in a U.S. criminal procedure to taking care of animals and other people in hassle, those voices converse out on behalf of human rights for all in addition to competition to the affliction of struggle.

There is now a profound and most likely durable ethical trouble for plenty of Jews who needs to choose from extolling uncritically no matter what Israel (and the other kingdom) comes to a decision to do to others, and holding the Jewish age-long dedication to justice, to the bad, the hungry, the helpless, the oppressed (including Palestinians in addition to Jews being affected by anti-Semitism). Jews needs to make a choice from an rising kind of Judaism the place Israel is respected with no query because the in simple terms protect opposed to genocide, or shall we say an old Jewish culture that, simply the place human rights are revered for all can Jews locate actual safeguard and equality -- a view nourished in the course of millennia of the Diaspora, and which has proudly obvious Jews on the vanguard of struggles for civil rights, hard work rights, anti-militarism and compassion for the main susceptible between us.

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