Does the idea of limited government find its roots in the Jewish tradition? What does the Bible teach about the nature and scope of the state? What is rabbis’ attitude toward political authority? And what, if anything, do the answers mean for the modern State of Israel and for the political participation of Jews in America and other Western democracies?
- Yoram Hazony, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
- David Novak, The Jewish Social Contract (Princeton University Press, 2009)
- Gordon Schochet, et al, Political Hebraism: Judaic Sources in Early Modern Political Thought (Shalem Press,2008)
- Michael Walzer, In God's Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible (Yale University Press, 2012)
- Michael Walzer, et al, The Jewish Political Tradition, Volume I: Authority (Yale University Press, 2000)
- Ruth Wisse, Jews and Power (Nextbook, 2007)
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