Standing out or Fitting in
Jews, Politics, Power and Democracy

Ethan Tucker

Throughout history, Jews have had to make difficult decisions about blending in with their surroundings as opposed to letting their distinctive behaviors and commitments distance them from the broader culture.  We will explore sources around Jews and politics, particularly ones focused on leniencies meant to allow certain Jews to participate more fully in the mechanisms of government.  As we prepare to inaugurate a new president and enter a new phase of American politics, we will ask how these timeless questions apply to us today.

Recorded live at the annual Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture on January 10, 2017. Dr. Scharfman was committed to learning and Torah and we are honored to be able to hold this lecture in his memory. Thank you to the Scharfman Family for their support in making this lecture possible.

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