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Essays on human rights : contemporary issues and Jewish perspectives / edited by David Sidorsky, in collaboration with Sidney Liskofsky and Jerome J. Shestack ; Salo W. Baron [and others].

; Liskofsky, Sidney ; Shestack, Jerome J ; Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 ; McGill International Colloquium on Judaism and Human Rights (1974)
1st ed.. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, [1979] .
ISBN 9780827601079, 0827601077

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Other Authors Baron, Salo W. 1895-1989.
Liskofsky, Sidney.
Shestack, Jerome J.
Sidorsky, David.
McGill International Colloquium on Judaism and Human Rights (1974)
Subjects Civil rights (Jewish law)
Civil rights (Jewish law) -- Congresses.
Civil rights -- Congresses.
Civil rights.
Droits de l'homme (Droit juif) -- Congrès.
Droits de l'homme -- Congrès.
Human rights -- Congresses.
Human rights.
Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Congresses.
Jews -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Jews -- Politics and government.
Juifs -- Droit -- Congrès.
Juifs -- Politique et gouvernement -- Congrès.
Description xlv, 359 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Originated out of the McGill International Colloquium on Judaism and Human Rights held April 1974 at McGill University.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Contemporary concerns: [1.] Human rights on the international agenda: The issue of human rights / Walter Laqueur -- International human-rights protection: the dream and the deceptions / Rita Hauser -- Majoritarianism at the United Nations and human rights / Leonard Garment -- The significance of the Zionism-as-racism resolution for international human rights / Daniel P. Moynihan -- The United Nations and human rights: "alternative approaches" / Sidney Liskofsky -- Human rights: reappraisal and readjustment / Luois Henkin -- Contemporary reinterpretations of the concept of human rights / David Sidorsky -- [2.] Human-rights issues in their national contexts: The human-rights movement in the Soviet Union / Pavel Litvinov -- Soviet Jewry and international human rights / Yoram Dinstein -- The influence of the Jewish exodus on the democratization of Soviet society / Michael Meerson-Aksenov -- The Jews of Iraq and the international protection of the rights of minorities (1856-1976) / Mitchell Knisbacher -- Freedom of conscience and religion in Israel / Shimon Shetreet -- Human-rights issues in Israel's rule of the West Bank and Gaza / Jerome J. Shestack -- 2. The historical development in Jewish thought and experience: [1.] Classical sources: The Hebrew Bible on human rights / Herbert Chanan Brichto -- The rabbis and Philo on human rights / David Daube -- Human rights in Jewish though and life in the Middle Ages / S.D. Goitein -- [2.] Modern movements: The evolution of equal rights: civil and political / Sal W. Baron -- Post-emancipation development of rights: liberalism and universalism / Jacob Katz -- Jewish issues on the human-rights agenda in the first half of the twentieth century / Leslie C. Green -- Jewish nationalism: self-determination as a human right / Ben Halpern -- Mission and testimony: the universal significance of modern anti-semitism / Jacob L. Talmon.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5248348
(OCoLC)ocm05248348
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