By Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman
At its broadest point, politics is the perform of constructing a neighborhood a greater, more secure, and extra tolerant position to reside. So it may be of no shock that America’s Jews have dedicated themselves to civic engagement and the democratic technique. From earlier than the progressive battle to the early twenty-first century, whilst the USA observed the 1st Jewish vice presidential nominee of a big get together and the 1st Jewish Speaker of the home of Representatives, the Jewish group has consistently committed itself to public carrier, factor advocacy, and involvement in politics and govt at each level.
While powerful aid for the security and safety of the country of Israel has been a trademark people overseas coverage on account that Israel’s founding, it really is certainly not 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 symbolize quite a lot of ideologies on so much fiscal and overseas coverage concerns. as well as changing into leaders in enterprise and exertions, in academia and in philanthropy, Jewish american citizens 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 valuable questions: Is Israel nonetheless an important 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 matters in a speedily altering overseas group? and the way will such profound differences have an effect on the position of America’s Jewish group because the usa seeks out its personal function in household and international politics?
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