What Are Jewish Conservatives Trying to Conserve?

And how much do they really value God and Scripture?

From Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, 1843, by the British painter J.M.W. Turner. Wikipedia.

From Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, 1843, by the British painter J.M.W. Turner. Wikipedia.

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April 16 2015
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.

I applaud Eric Cohen’s statement of Jewish conservative belief, as well as his suggestion that the time has come for a “more or less well-defined movement” to give conservative political tendencies within Jewry a sharper definition than has been possible until now.

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