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Kinship and Consent : The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses :  The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses - Daniel J. Elazar

Kinship and Consent : The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses

The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses

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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.

An important text for anyone interested in the character, meaning, and importance of the Jewish political tradition.--Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Jewish Political Tradition
Foundationsp. 1
Introduction: The Edah as a Classic Republicp. 3
Covenant as the Basis of the Jewish Political Traditionp. 9
The Concept of the Three Ketarim: Their Place in Jewish Political Thought and Implications for Studying Jewish Constitutional Historyp. 47
The Rabbinic Understanding of the Covenantp. 77
Theoretical Developmentp. 107
Introduction: The Constitutional Dimension of Jewish Historyp. 109
Prolegomena to Jewish Political Theoryp. 117
The Jewish People as the Classic Diaspora: A Political Analysisp. 139
The Attitude Towards the State in Modern Jewish Thought Before Zionismp. 181
Institutional Dynamicsp. 205
Introduction: The Epochs Exploredp. 207
The Transition from Tribal Republic to Monarchy in Ancient Israel and Its Impression on Jewish Political Historyp. 215
The Kehillahp. 233
Political Conflict and the Use of Power in the World of the Genizap. 277
On Power and Authority: The Halakhic Stance of the Traditional Community and Its Contemporary Implicationsp. 293
Individual and Community in the Middle Ages: Halakhic Theoryp. 327
Patterns of Political Organization and Leadership in Modern Jewish Communities and Their Contemporary Implicationsp. 371
Contemporary Implicationsp. 403
Introduction: Judaism and Jewish Communities in the Contemporary Worldp. 405
The Jewish People and the Kingdom of Heaven: A Study of Jewish Theocracyp. 413
The Jewish Political Tradition as a Vehicle for Jewish Auto-Emancipationp. 445
Towards a General Theory of Jewish Political Interests and Behaviorp. 463
The Application of Jewish Public Law in the State of Israelp. 497
Moral and Symbolic Elements in the Politics of Israel-Diaspora Relationsp. 517
Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Political Dialogue Among Contemporary Jewsp. 529
Afterword: Future Directionsp. 559
Contributorsp. 565
Indexp. 569
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ISBN: 9780819128010
ISBN-10: 0819128015
Series: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Center for Jewish Commun
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: January 1983
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.63