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How to bring religion into politics


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/how_to_bring_religion_into_politics_20120815

For nearly two millennia politics was poison for the Jewish people. The principle aim in understanding the machinations of power was to make oppression less onerous. Great swaths of tradition that spoke to the exercise of power lay mostly unexplored. Today there is a resurgence of interest and I would like to highlight three crucial lessons from the anomalous historical experience of Judaism.

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