Judaism and American Public Life: A Symposium

Arkes, Hadley
March 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1991, Issue 11, p31
Notes how the U.S. Constitution has become more authoritative for many Jewish Americans than the Bible. Claim that the meaning of a Jewish people is increasingly detached from any notion of a people that finds its character in a covenant with God or a dedication to His laws; Observation on how Jewish Americans regard the First Amendment and the Constitution; Attitude of many Jewish congregations toward the issue of abortion.


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