"The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism"—Day Three

Featuring today: Ruth Gavison, Wilfred McClay, Yoav Sorek, Ira Stoll, George Weigel, Micah Goodman, and David Ellenson.

From Joshua passing the river Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant, 1800, by Benjamin West. Wikipedia.

From Joshua passing the river Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant, 1800, by Benjamin West. Wikipedia.

Symposium
Ruth Gavison,  Wilfred McClay, Yoav Sorek, Ira Stoll, George Weigel,  Micah Goodman and David Ellenson
June 3 2015
About the authors

Ruth Gavison was the Haim H. Cohn professor emerita of human rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the founding president of the Metzilah Center.

George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, where he holds the William E. Simon chair in Catholic studies. His 26th book, The Irony of Modern Catholic History, was published by Basic Books in September 2019.


Editors’ Note: Our April essay, “The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism,” by Eric Cohen, elicited such strong reactions, both in our pages and elsewhere, that we decided to continue the debate in the form of a symposium. Over the course of this week, we’re presenting brief reflections on Cohen’s thesis by 37 leading Jewish and non-Jewish thinkers. In today’s group are Ruth GavisonWilfred McClay, Yoav Sorek, Ira Stoll, George WeigelMicah Goodman, and David Ellenson.

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