By Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman
At its broadest point, politics is the perform of constructing a group a greater, more secure, and extra tolerant position to reside. So it may be of no shock that America’s Jews have committed themselves to civic engagement and the democratic technique. From earlier than the progressive conflict to the early twenty-first century, whilst the USA observed the 1st Jewish vice presidential nominee of a big occasion and the 1st Jewish Speaker of the home of Representatives, the Jewish group has constantly committed itself to public provider, factor advocacy, and involvement in politics and executive at each level.
While powerful help for the security and safety of the country of Israel has been a trademark folks international coverage in view that Israel’s founding, it truly is under no circumstances the one coverage region during 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 so much partisan elections, American Jews signify a variety of ideologies on such a lot monetary and overseas coverage concerns. as well as changing into leaders in enterprise and exertions, in academia and in philanthropy, Jewish americans have constantly assisted in 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 significant questions: Is Israel nonetheless an important coverage hindrance for American Jews? Why does the Jewish neighborhood vote Democratic in such overwhelming numbers? Can American Jews stability financial, safeguard and human rights issues in a quickly altering overseas neighborhood? and the way will such profound differences have an effect on the position of America’s Jewish neighborhood because the usa seeks out its personal function in family and international politics?
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