Judaism and American Public Life: A Symposium

Berke, Matthew
March 1991
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1991, Issue 11, p33
Presents a Jewish observer's perspective on the role religion should play in U.S. public life. Stance of the author on the absolutist position concerning religion and public life in the U.S.; Role played by religion in addressing the moral crisis among U.S. youth; Need for Jewish Americans to understand the perspectives and needs of the non-Jewish majority.


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