To Do the Right and the...

A thought-provoking examination of Jewish social ethics in relation to the mores of contemporary society. In this book, Rabbi Dorff focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as war and peace, poverty, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness.

viiiRabbinic Endorsements of Pluralism 38 Rabbinic Limitations on Pluralism 42 Rabbinic Modes of Accommodation in Practice 43 Modern Approaches to Diversity 44 Modern Orthodox Rejectionism 45 Covenant of Fate, Covenant of Destiny 48 A Pedagogic Covenant 49 Embracing Diversity 50 Identifying Shared Convictions 51 God Wants Pluralism 52 Relativity, Not Absolutism or Relativism: Historical, Epistemological, and Theological Grounds for Pluralism 53 The Need for Unity with Diversity 60 Chapter Three “ A People Apart”: A Jewish Theology of Jewish Relations to Other Peoples 61 Jewish Identity Defined by the Jewish Covenant with God 61 Idolaters and Monotheists 66 Nationalism and Universalism in the Traditional Concept of the Covenant 68 Historical, Epistemological, and Theological Groundwork for Jews’ Relations to Other Religions 73 Historical Groundwork 74 Epistemological Groundwork 77 Theological Groundwork 81 Reciprocal Christian and Muslim Recognition of the Theological Validity of Judaism 84 Christians 84 Muslims 89 A Realistic but Open Model of the Covenant for Our Times 90 The Role of Individuals in the Covenant 91

To Do the Right and the Good


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageTable of Contents Preface Acknowledgments Notes Appendix A: The Right in Contrast to the Good The Different Ways in Which We Use the Terms fi Rightfl and fi Goodfl A Theory Explaining the Differences between the Right and the Good Appendix B: Comparative Ways for Identifying the Moral Course of Action Notes to Appendix A Notes to Appendix B Bibliography of Cited Modern Sources Index
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