By Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman
At its broadest point, politics is the perform of creating a neighborhood a greater, more secure, and extra tolerant position to reside. So it's going to be of no shock that America’s Jews have committed themselves to civic engagement and the democratic strategy. From prior to the progressive conflict to the early twenty-first century, while the United States observed the 1st Jewish vice presidential nominee of an incredible celebration and the 1st Jewish Speaker of the home of Representatives, the Jewish neighborhood has constantly dedicated itself to public provider, factor advocacy, and involvement in politics and govt at each level.
While powerful aid for the security and safety of the kingdom of Israel has been an indicator people overseas coverage on account that Israel’s founding, it really is not at all the single coverage sector within which American Jews are concerned. Nor are American Jews monolithic of their politics. even if the Jewish neighborhood has turn into a competent a part of the Democratic Party’s base in such a lot partisan elections, American Jews signify a variety of ideologies on such a lot financial and overseas coverage concerns. as well as turning into leaders in company and hard work, in academia and in philanthropy, Jewish american citizens have continually contributed to shaping the dialogue over the problems that shape the country’s future.
In this quantity, a mixture of professors, graduate scholars, and lay humans within the box of politics with a breadth of expertise debate a few primary questions: Is Israel nonetheless crucial coverage problem for American Jews? Why does the Jewish neighborhood vote Democratic in such overwhelming numbers? Can American Jews stability fiscal, defense and human rights issues in a swiftly altering foreign group? and the way will such profound changes have an effect on the function of America’s Jewish neighborhood because the usa seeks out its personal function in family and international politics?
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American Politics and the Jewish Community: 11 (The jewish role in american life: an annual review) by Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman