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Judaism and the American idea

Konvitz, Milton Ridvas

Judaism and the American idea

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Bible -- Political science.,
    • Civil rights -- United States -- History.,
    • Political science -- United States -- History.,
    • Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D.,
    • Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMilton R. Konvitz.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJC599.U5 K63 1980
      The Physical Object
      Pagination223 p. ;
      Number of Pages223
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4410793M
      ISBN 100805206353
      LC Control Number79014278
      OCLC/WorldCa5051610


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca. Description: pages ; 21 cm. Introduction: The American-Hebraic idea --Human dignity: from creation to Constitution --The rule of law: Torah and Constitution --Judaism and the democratic ideal --Conscience: the movement from duty to right -from the Bible to the Bill of Rights --Individual conscience or group consciousness: religious liberty in the United States and Israel.

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