Roots of Democracy and Pluralism in the Jewish Tradition is a study book consisting of an analysis of issues and sources on the democratic and pluralistic nature of traditional Judaism as a religion. The heart of the book is a response by the author, Jeffrey Radon, to an article concerning relations between religious and secular Jews, and between orthodox and non-orthodox Jews.
There is a widespread conception not only in the orthodox world (modern orthodox and ultra-orthodox) but also in the secular Jewish world according to which there is an opposition between Judaism and democracy. Jeffrey Radon argues that this is a misconception – and, there are very deep roots of democracy, pluralism, mutual respect and tolerance in the Talmud as the basis of the Jewish rabbinic tradition.
This book is intended to give orthodox Jews a basis for a democratic approach to the Jewish tradition, and to present to secular and non-orthodox Jews a democratic approach to the Jewish tradition in order to enable them to draw closer to their culture and heritage.
- Author: Jeffrey Radon
- Paperback : 187 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1956381047