Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Values

Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Values

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In this important addition to the field of Jewish ethics, Goodman argues forcefully that the Jewish tradition has a significant contribution to make to the general discourse on ethical issues. After refuting the notion that "human rights" is a purely modern notion, Goodman traces the idea of such rights to its key biblical sources. He goes on to consider the works of medieval thinkers like Saadiah Goan and Moses Maimonides and then applies these and other foundational texts to such contemporary social and political issues as capital punishment, suicide, welfare, pornography, abortion, and nationalism.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 161 x 238.3 x 20.3mm | 553.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195118340
  • 9780195118346
  • 2,003,676

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Will interest and inform anyone concerned with the role of Scripture in the contemporary world * Journal for the Study of the Old Testament *show more