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Consent, Dissent, and the Day after the Elections:

What Can Judaism Teach us about Keeping Civics Civil?


A source Sheet and Discussion for Rav Siach

 (Sources and English translations from The Jewish Political Tradition, Vol. 1, M. Walzer, M. Lorberbaum, N. Zohar)


The 2016 US Presidential Election has been considered to be a particularly divisive one that has raised many questions about the state of politics and American society. This study will attempt to look at what Judaism has to say about accepting governance, both as a general rule, and also specifically when there is controversy and disagreement surrounding it.


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The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
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