By Michael Walzer et al., Michael Walzer, Mr. Menachem Lorberbaum, Mr. Noam J. Zohar, Yair Loberbaum
This e-book launches a landmark four-volume collaborative paintings exploring the political considered the Jewish humans from biblical occasions to the current. every one quantity encompasses a collection of texts from the Bible and Talmud, midrashic literature, felony responsa, treatises, and pamphlets annotated for contemporary readers and followed by way of new commentaries written by way of eminent philosophers, attorneys, political theorists, and different students operating in numerous fields of Jewish experiences. those individuals subscribe to the arguments of the texts, agreeing or disagreeing, elaborating, refining, qualifying, and occasionally repudiating the political beliefs of the unique authors. The sequence brings the little-known and unexplored Jewish culture of political considering and writing into the sunshine, exhibiting the place and the way it resonates within the nation of Israel, the executive diaspora settlements, and, extra largely, glossy political adventure. the 1st quantity, Authority, addresses the elemental query of who should rule the group: what claims to rule were recommend from the time of the exodus from Egypt to the institution of the kingdom of Israel? How are such claims disputed and defended? What constitutes valid authority? The authors speak about the authority of God, then the claims of kings, clergymen, prophets, rabbis, lay leaders, gentile rulers (during the years of exile), and the Israeli nation. the quantity concludes with numerous views at the factor of even if a latest nation could be either Jewish and democratic. imminent volumes will tackle the topics of club, neighborhood, and political imaginative and prescient. one of the members to this quantity are: Amy Gutmann, Moshe Halbertal, David Hartman, Moshe Idel, Sanford Levinson, Susuan Neiman, Hilary Putnam, Joseph Raz, Michael Sandel, Allan Silver, Yael Tamir.