Jonathan Neumann, To Heal the World? How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel - a R
You already know that author, Jonathan Neumann will be engaging in a discussion on the Left - Right Jewish Divide with Howard Lupovich this Sunday at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Here is a quick review of Neumann's book, To Heal the World?
We give you an excerpt:
For a very long time, the call for “social justice” to be achieved through liberal nostrums like income redistribution and state control of the economy has sounded an alarm bell whose message is “Hide your women and lock up your silver.” The Scottish sage Thomas Carlyle liked to recall a young man who asked him what he could do to reform and repair the world: “Make an honest man of yourself,” Carlyle replied, “and we shall have one rascal less in Scotland.” Jewish tradition—and one assumes even the numerous rabbinical purveyors of tikkun olam are aware of this—traditionally has been bound by the belief that interference in world politics is as futile as trying to prevent earthquakes or floods. Jews are also, or so we used to think, bound by the Tenth (and most inclusive) Commandment: “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.”
Copies of Neumann's book will be available for purchase and for signing. Become a sponsor for the low, low price of $100, and you will receive a signed copy of the book and a one year membership to MJAC. This is a free event, but reservations are required. Make yours at our Event's Page.