Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses (Second Edition) / Edition 2

Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses (Second Edition) / Edition 2

by Daniel J. Elazar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560009330

ISBN-13: 9781560009337

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

A major dimension of modern Jewish life has been the revival of conscious political activity on the part of the Jewish people, whether through reestablishment of the State of Israel, new forms of diaspora community organization, or the common Jewish fight against anti-Semitism. Precisely because contemporary Jewry has moved increasingly toward self-definition in

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A major dimension of modern Jewish life has been the revival of conscious political activity on the part of the Jewish people, whether through reestablishment of the State of Israel, new forms of diaspora community organization, or the common Jewish fight against anti-Semitism. Precisely because contemporary Jewry has moved increasingly toward self-definition in political terms, a significant part of the search for roots and meaning must take place within the political realm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560009337
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
900,173
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Jewish Political Tradition
Pt. IFoundations1
Introduction: The Edah as a Classic Republic3
1Covenant as the Basis of the Jewish Political Tradition9
2The Concept of the Three Ketarim: Their Place in Jewish Political Thought and Implications for Studying Jewish Constitutional History47
3The Rabbinic Understanding of the Covenant77
Pt. IITheoretical Development107
Introduction: The Constitutional Dimension of Jewish History109
4Prolegomena to Jewish Political Theory117
5The Jewish People as the Classic Diaspora: A Political Analysis139
6The Attitude Towards the State in Modern Jewish Thought Before Zionism181
Pt. IIIInstitutional Dynamics205
Introduction: The Epochs Explored207
7The Transition from Tribal Republic to Monarchy in Ancient Israel and Its Impression on Jewish Political History215
8The Kehillah233
9Political Conflict and the Use of Power in the World of the Geniza277
10On Power and Authority: The Halakhic Stance of the Traditional Community and Its Contemporary Implications293
11Individual and Community in the Middle Ages: Halakhic Theory327
12Patterns of Political Organization and Leadership in Modern Jewish Communities and Their Contemporary Implications371
Pt. IVContemporary Implications403
Introduction: Judaism and Jewish Communities in the Contemporary World405
13The Jewish People and the Kingdom of Heaven: A Study of Jewish Theocracy413
14The Jewish Political Tradition as a Vehicle for Jewish Auto-Emancipation445
15Towards a General Theory of Jewish Political Interests and Behavior463
16The Application of Jewish Public Law in the State of Israel497
17Moral and Symbolic Elements in the Politics of Israel-Diaspora Relations517
18Halakhah as a Ground for Creating a Shared Political Dialogue Among Contemporary Jews529
Afterword: Future Directions559
Contributors565
Index569

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