Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice

Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice

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ISBN-13: 9780827609075
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 08/12/2010
Series: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Case 1 Poverty and Health Care

Case Study 3

Traditional Sources Uzi Weingarten 5

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank Julia Oestreich 8

Responses: Passion, Power, and Partnership Shmuly Yanklowitz 14

Health Care for the Homeless: An Interview with Lillian Gelberg Elliot N. Dorff 22

The Reach and the Limits of Responsibility Jill Jacobs 27

Case 2 Discrimination and Preferential Treatment

Case Study 35

Traditional Sources Uzi Weingarten 37

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank Julia Oestreich 41

Responses: For Whom is the Fight Against Discrimination? Jews, Liberal Equality and Ethnic-Nationalism Joseph Gindi 47

Discrimination: A Violation of Human Dignity Rachel Kahn-Troster 55

Bias Crime Laws and the Mission of Social Justice Frederick M. Lawrence 62

Case 3 The Environment

Case Study 71

Traditional Sources Uzi Weingarten 73

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank Julia Oestreich 76

Responses: Teshuvah to Shylah: Creating Questions from Answers Arthur Waskow 81

Preventing Our Stumble Justin Goldstein 88

Struggling with Environmental Balance Joel S. Jacobs 96

Case 4 Criminal Justice

Case Study 105

Traditional Sources Uzi Weingarten 107

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank Julia Oestreich 112

Responses: Getting Our Priorities Right: The Call for Education, Not Incarceration Jo Hirschmann 117

Reading the Rabbis in Their Own World: Contextualizing Rabbinic Views of Capital Punishment Mark Ankcorn 123

The Role of Punishment and the Death Penalty Laurie L. Levenson 129

Conclusion: The Ethics of Social Justice 141

Suggestions for Further Reading 143

Editors and Contributors 147

Index 151

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