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Description - The Jewish Political Tradition by Michael Walzer

This text launches a four-volume collaborative work exploring the political thought of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present. The texts and commentaries in Volume I address the basic question of who ought to rule the community. The contributors - eminent philosophers, lawyers, political theorists, and other scholars working in different fields of Jewish studies - discuss the authority of God, the claims of kings, priests, prophets, rabbis, lay leaders and gentile rulers during the years of the exile, and issues of authority in the modern state of Israel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300102017
ISBN-10: 0300102011
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Menachem Lorberbaum is senior lecturer in the department of Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Noam Zohar is senior lecturer in the department of philosophy at Bar Ilan University. Yair Lorberbaum is lecturer in the faculty of law at Bar Ilan University. All four editors are research fellows at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

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