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The Challenge of Shalom : the Jewish tradition of peace and justice

Author: Murray Polner; Naomi Goodman
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : New Society Publishers, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes the idea seriously, providing evidence that God really does want us to refrain from violence.

The format allows for legitimate variations in approach, and the editors have spared us an excess of self-righteous or delusional writing. nor do they Shirk the moral dilemmas that the Holocaust and the establishment ...

Of Israel have posed for the lonely Jewish pacifist. Poignantly, two letters to Gandhi from Judah Magnes and Martin Buber go unanswered.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Challenge of Shalom.
Philadelphia, PA : New Society Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)609311685
Online version:
Challenge of Shalom.
Philadelphia, PA : New Society Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)622078679
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Polner; Naomi Goodman
ISBN: 0865713006 9780865713000 0865713014 9780865713017
OCLC Number: 30665815
Description: vii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A Prayer for Peace / Nachman of Bratslav --
" ... Therefore Choose Life" / Everett E. Gendler --
Shalom / Steven S. Schwarzschild --
A True Story / Abraham Joshua Heschel --
How to Deal with Your Enemies: A Survey of Rabbinic Sources / Philip J. Bentley --
Is There a Jewish God of Peace? / Marc Gopin --
Hasidism and the Love of Enemies / Maurice Friedman --
Judaism, Feminism, and Peace in the Nuclear Age / Sheila Peltz Weinberg --
A Letter to Gandhi / Judah L. Magnes --
Impossible Pacifism: Jews, the Holocaust, and Nonviolence / Evelyn Wilcock --
Reading the Second Text: Meanings and Misuses of the Holocaust / Helen Fein --
Letter to the Front: VII / Muriel Rukeyser --
Rabbi Aaron Samuel Tamaret / Everett E. Gendler --
Zionism and Judaism / Abraham Samuel Tamaret --
Natan Hofshi / Moshe Yehudai --
Selections on the Threat of War / Natan Hofshi --
The Israeli Peace Movement / Dan Leon --
East Jerusalem, 1987: Bet Shalom (House of Peace) / Irena Klepfisz --
Meeting at Our Roots.
Responsibility: edited by Murray Polner and Naomi Goodman.

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These essays shed light on the little known but powerful tradition of Jewish nonviolence--upholding reverence for life, passion for justice, and empathy for suffering. Written by many contributors,  Read more...

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