Special Series: Politics and Religious Interpretation - 2010
by Pinchas Leiser
In this first article for a series on politics and religious interpretation, Pinchas Leiser explores the rabbinical approach to the idea of restitution- as a principle, that if applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, could potentially temper each side’s desire for absolute justice. (Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 09 December 2010)
by Chrystie Swiney
In our second article in the series on politics and religious interpretation, Christie Swiney challenges common perceptions of Hamas by documenting the party’s shift towards moderation during its run as representative leadership in 2006 and 2007. Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 09 December 2010
by Michael M. Cohen
In our 3rd article for the series on politics and religious interpretation in the Arab-Israeli context, Rabbi Michael Cohen of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies explores how differing interpretations of religious texts within Orthodox Judaism generate diverse perspectives on the conflict and its resolution. Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 23 December, 2010
by Mahmoud Jaraba
Mahmoud Jaraba explores the shifts within Hamas towards political pragmatism, in this fourth article for our series on politics and religious interpretation in the Arab-Israeli context. Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 23 December 2010
by Naamah Kelman
In this 5th article on politics and religious interpretation, Rabbi Naamah Kelman explores how a democratic reading of the Jewish tradition cultivates progressive Jewish values of pluralism, social justice and peaceful co-existence. Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 23 December 2010
by Aziz Abu Sarah and Mairav Zonszein
Eliav-Sartawi Award winner Aziz Abu Sarah and American Israeli journalist Mairav Zonszein warn against allowing religious groups taking extreme positions on Jerusalem to take away Jerusalem’s potential as a city of peace and coexistence. Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 18 January 2011
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