Originally published in Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Humanistic Judaism Journal
Secular Judaism and Progressive Politics
by Mitchell Silver
It is not necessary to complete the work, but neither can you refrain from advancing it.
- Rabbi Tarfon, Babylonian Talmud
The progressive political tradition is a crucial element in Secular Judaism. I am tempted to claim it is an essential element, for although it is logically possible to have an apolitical or politically conservative . . .
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