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Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World 1st Edition
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"One of the most accessible books written on Judaism and social justice…. Provides the kind of compelling language and story that can lead to a closer connection with Jewish life."
―Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
“A bold vision. Will particularly resonate with today's young Jews who are seeking new definitions of Jewish identity and meaning that are both uniquely Jewish and universally human. A significant contribution for anyone who cares about the future of the Jewish people and our imperative to repair our broken world.”
―Lynn Schusterman, president, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
“An original analysis of the contemporary American Jewish condition, but, even more importantly, an exciting prescription for a Judaism that combines a commitment to justice and righteousness with kedusha, 'holy apartness’.”
―Rabbi Irving Greenberg, president, Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation
“Breaks new ground. Connects the deep roots of social justice with Jewish thought and the American experience … in a voice that awakens and summons us. Will enable non-Jews to appreciate the Jewish passion for freedom that we as Jews connect to equality and justice.”
―David Cohen, cofounder, Advocacy Institute; former president, Common Cause
“A thoughtful, important and timely book. Not only does it help to describe and explain today’s exciting revival of social justice activism among Jews, it is quite likely going to accelerate that phenomenon.… Helps to redefine Judaism’s moral center in a way that is both clear and compelling.”
―Rabbi Rachel Cowan, executive director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality
“Provides a long awaited prophetic vision for the nexus between Jewish tradition, culture and commitment to social justice. Rich and nuanced … combines an informative history of Jewish activism in the worlds of political and social action, and a persuasive reading of Jewish texts, arguing for their relevance as a source of guidance for Jews and for the world…. A must read.”
―David Gordis, PhD, president and professor of rabbinics, Hebrew College, Boston
Top Customer Reviews
I disagree with another reviewer who refers to the elephant in the room when referring to Israel and its behavior in the West Bank and Gaza and that Rabbi Schwarz does not discuss it in this book. This is a fair topic for a book but I don't see that it must be in this book. The lack of coverage of this topic does not IMO take away from the this book or diminish its value.
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1- Author never defines Social Justice. Perhaps in his world everybody is familiar with the term but if he's just writing for folks who "are in the... Read more
"Judaism and Justice" is a book that succeeds on different levels.
It is at once an inspiring call to service and social justice, an account of the history and evolution... Read more