Judaism, Nationalism, and Conservatism Are Three Complementary Philosophies https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2018/05/judaism-nationalism-and-conservatism-are-three-complementary-philosophies/

May 17, 2018 | Yoram Hazony
About the author: Yoram Hazony is president of the Herzl Institute and the author of God and Politics in Esther, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, and The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul. His essays on history, politics, and religion appear in a wide variety of publications. His next book, Empire and Nation, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Building on his 2016 essay for Mosaic, Yoram Hazony stresses the contrast between the particularism of the Hebrew Bible and an imperialist and universalist tradition that, in his view, stretches from the Assyrian empire to the European Union. In so doing, he advances a Jewish case for a global order made up of independent nations, each pursuing its own understanding of natural law. In support of his argument, he points to an Anglo-American conservative tradition, going back the 14th century, that is deeply informed by the Hebrew Bible and later by Protestantism and that emphasizes limited government and national sovereignty. (Video, about one hour.)

Read more on Jewish Leadership Conference: https://www.jewishleadershipconference.org/session/god-nationalism-conservatism-jewish-view/

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