This article is the second in a series covering lesser-known aspects of Judaism.
It doesn’t take a political genius to see that we’ve got a profoundly damaging clash of values going on in our civilisation right now.
On the one side, we have the traditional Christian values our societies were built upon.
On the other side, we have values which are directly opposite. They are the inversion of Christianity. Anti-Christianity, if you like. And though it makes many people uncomfortable to face this truth, if we are honest, we must acknowledge where these values come from.
They are Jewish values.
"This moment of American crisis — a moment of misogyny and racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism — calls not for more cynical political calculation, but rather for the Jewish talent for ethical decision-making," writes @Rav_Mike:https://t.co/ZNoL2qKy21
— The Forward (@jdforward) October 3, 2019
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Values like tzedek — social justice, and Shmirat ha’adamah — guarding the earth, and Ahavat ha’ger — love of the immigrant, and Ahavat ha’briyot — love of all humanity.