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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity – Jews and Politics in a Changing World - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Peter Y. Medding


This collection of original articles addresses the often conflicting roles of values, interests, and identity in contemporary Jewish politics. The book focuses particularly on the interplay of politics and Jewish history. There are two conceptions of Jewish politics in the contemporary era. According to the first, Jewish politics consists of the activities of Jewish organizations in pursuit or defense of manifest Jewish concerns. In contrast, the second approach conceives Jewish politics more broadly, and thus includes within its purview the activities and responses of individual Jews (not jus ... More

Keywords: values, identity, Jews, politics, history, interests

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Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195103311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Y. Medding, editor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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