By Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman
At its broadest point, politics is the perform of creating a group a greater, more secure, and extra tolerant position to dwell. So it's going to be of no shock that America’s Jews have committed themselves to civic engagement and the democratic technique. From ahead of the progressive warfare to the early twenty-first century, while the US observed the 1st Jewish vice presidential nominee of a big get together and the 1st Jewish Speaker of the home of Representatives, the Jewish neighborhood has regularly dedicated itself to public carrier, factor advocacy, and involvement in politics and executive at each level.
While robust aid for the security and safety of the kingdom of Israel has been a trademark people overseas coverage for the reason that Israel’s founding, it really is certainly not the one coverage quarter within which American Jews are concerned. Nor are American Jews monolithic of their politics. even though the Jewish neighborhood has turn into a competent a part of the Democratic Party’s base in so much partisan elections, American Jews signify a variety of ideologies on so much fiscal and overseas coverage issues. as well as turning into leaders in company and exertions, in academia and in philanthropy, Jewish americans have constantly 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 relevant questions: Is Israel nonetheless crucial coverage quandary for American Jews? Why does the Jewish group vote Democratic in such overwhelming numbers? Can American Jews stability financial, safeguard and human rights issues in a quickly altering overseas group? and the way will such profound variations impact the position of America’s Jewish group because the usa seeks out its personal function in family and worldwide 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