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By Dan Schnur,Bruce Zuckerman

At its broadest point, politics is the perform of constructing a neighborhood a greater, more secure, and extra tolerant position to stay. So it's going to be of no shock that America’s Jews have committed themselves to civic engagement and the democratic procedure. From prior to the innovative warfare to the early twenty-first century, while the US observed the 1st Jewish vice presidential nominee of a massive celebration and the 1st Jewish Speaker of the home of Representatives, the Jewish group has consistently committed itself to public carrier, factor advocacy, and involvement in politics and govt at each level.

While robust aid for the security and safety of the nation of Israel has been a trademark folks international coverage due to the fact that Israel’s founding, it really is certainly not the single coverage sector within which American Jews are concerned. Nor are American Jews monolithic of their politics. even though the Jewish group has develop into a competent a part of the Democratic Party’s base in so much partisan elections, American Jews symbolize a variety of ideologies on so much monetary and international coverage issues. as well as changing into leaders in company and hard work, in academia and in philanthropy, Jewish american citizens have regularly contributed to 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 crucial questions: Is Israel nonetheless crucial coverage drawback for American Jews? Why does the Jewish group vote Democratic in such overwhelming numbers? Can American Jews stability financial, safeguard and human rights issues in a speedily altering overseas neighborhood? and the way will such profound changes have an effect on the position of America’s Jewish group because the usa seeks out its personal function in family and worldwide politics?

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