Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Daniel Elazar Papers Index

Search this site

This section includes 34 articles.

Also Featured:
  • Jewish Religious, Ethnic, and National Identities
  • Jewish Political Studies
  • The Jewish State: The Next Fifty Years
  • Meaning of the State of Israel
  • Pirkei Avot
  • Bridge Between Religious and Secular Jews
  • Jewish Values in the Jewish State
  • Communal Democracy and Liberal Democracy
  • World Jewry as a Polity
  • Obligations and Rights
  • Land, State and Diaspora
  • Israel as a Jewish State
  • Foundations of the Jewish Polity
  • Developing a Political Philosophy for Israel
  • The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses
  • The Jewish People as the Classic Diaspora
  • Does Judaism Need Feminism?
  • Judaism and Democracy
  • On-Line
    Library Topics:

    American Political

    The Covenant

    Jewish Political Tradition:
    Biblical Studies
    Jewish Political



      Government and

    Israel and the
      Middle East

    Religion and

    Daniel J. Elazar on

    Jewish Political Thought

    Featuring -
    Kinship and Consent: The Jewish Political Tradition and Its Contemporary Uses
    The exploration of the Jewish political tradition is predicated on the recognition of the Jews as a separate people, not merely a religion or a set of moral principles growing out of a religion. The exploration of the Jewish political tradition, then, is an exploration of how the Jews as a people managed to maintain their polity over centuries of independence, exile and dispersion, and how they animated that polity by communicating their own expressions of political culture and modes of political behavior.
    Covenant and Polity in Biblical Israel: Biblical Foundations and Jewish Expressions
    The covenants of the Bible are the founding covenants of Western civilization. They have their beginnings in the need to establish clear and binding relationships between God and humans and among humans, relationships which must be understood as being political far more than theological in character, designed to establish lines of authority, distributions of power, bodies politic, and systems of law.
    Authority, Power and Leadership in the Jewish Polity: Cases and Issues
    Many Jews are finding that they express themselves Jewishly through political means, if at all, whether that entails support of Israel or other causes which then become "Jewish" causes, or through working within the political and communal organizations of the Jewish people, which increasingly are perceived for what they are, namely, means of organizing power.
    Morality and Power: Contemporary Jewish Views
    In September 1988, as the intifada approached the end of its first year, we invited a distinguished group of leaders in academic and public affairs in Israel and the diaspora to participate in a symposium on the problems of relating morality and power in contemporary statecraft.


    Elazar Papers Index / JCPA Home Page / Top of Page