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Equality & Egalitarianism

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Democracy and human rights are cornerstones of our moral vision in the modern era. Where do we Jews fit--historically and ideologically--into this picture?
Does a "moral" society imply absolute equality among its members?
Building the Tabernacle, G-d’s terrestrial residence, must have been a most sought-after contract. What was it about Bezalel and Oholiab that caused them to land this coveted assignment?
The idea of inequality is distasteful to us. So we reject everything about it, everything it ostensibly resembles, everything it reminds us of. Including the most beautiful, gratifying and enlightening thing we have: our relationships with each other
An open culture of learning does not automatically lead to relativism
In the Jewish tradition study and knowledge has always been seen as open to all, regardless of socioeconomic status or lineage. But where is the line between intellectual openness and anarchy, between interpretive licence and relativism?
Of all the laws in the Parshah—and there are many—why begin with the “regressive” topic of slavery?
There are words that change the world, none more so than two sentences that appear in the first chapter of the Torah.
The revelation at Mount Sinai—the central episode not only of the Parshah of Yitro, but of Judaism as a whole—was unique in the religious history of mankind. Other faiths (Christianity and Islam) have claimed to be religions of revelation, but in both cas...
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 5
Leveling the economic playing field through a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity; how the vertical hierarchy has become manifest on a horizontal plane.
The same way equality with “stuff” is counterproductive, so is equality in status.
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