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Read online The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism intended to reduce social friction is today reinforcing it Sacks calls for a new approach to national identity He envisions a responsibility based rather than rights based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging We should see society as the home we build together bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the st century and offers an unusual religious defence of liberal democracy and the nation state .

b b This logical sequel to Sacks award winning The Dignity of Difference Continuum The Home We Build Together makes a compelling case for integrated diversity within a framework of shared political values b by Jonathan Sacks

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The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society
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Category:religion, non-fiction, judaism, jewish, theology, society
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Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism intended to reduce social friction is today reinforcing it Sacks calls for a new approach to national identity He envisions a responsibility based rather than rights based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging We should see society as the home we build together bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the st century and offers an unusual religious defence of liberal democracy and the nation state br br b b This logical sequel to Sacks award winning The Dignity of Difference Continuum The Home We Build Together makes a compelling case for integrated diversity within a framework of shared political values b b, The Koren Sacks Siddur is the first new Orthodox Hebrew English siddur in a generation The Siddur marks the culmination of years of rabbinic scholarship exemplifies Koren s tradition of textual accuracy and intuitive graphic design and offers an illuminating translation introduction and commentary by one of the world s leading Jewish thinkers Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks Halakhic guides to daily Shabbat and holiday prayers supplement the traditional text Prayers for the State of Israel its soldiers and national holidays for the American government upon the birth of a daughter and more reinforce the Siddur s contemporary relevance A special Canadian Edition is the first to include prayers for the Canadian government within the body of the text, The year began as the United Nations Year of Dialogue between Civilizations By its end the phrase that came most readily to mind was the clash of civilizations The tragedy of September intensified the danger caused by religious differences around the world As the politics of identity begin to replace the politics of ideology can religion become a force for peace br br The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks s radical proposal for reconciling hatreds The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization it also marks a paradigm shift in the approach to religious coexistence Sacks argues that we must do more than search for values common to all faiths we must also reframe the way we see our differences, b National Jewish Book Award Winner b br br In this powerful and timely book one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God If religion is perceived as being part of the problem Rabbi Sacks argues then it must also form part of the solution When religion becomes a zero sum conceit that is my religion is the only right path to God therefore your religion is by definition wrong and individuals are motivated by what Rabbi Sacks calls altruistic evil violence between peoples of different beliefs appears to be the only natural outcome br br But through an exploration of the roots of violence and its relationship to religion and employing groundbreaking biblical analysis and interpretation Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of biblical texts at the heart of all three Abrahamic faiths By looking anew at the book of Genesis with its foundational stories of Judaism Christianity and Islam Rabbi Sacks offers a radical rereading of many of the Bible s seminal stories of sibling rivalry Cain and Abel Isaac and Ishmael Jacob and Esau Joseph and his brothers Rachel and Leah br br Abraham himself writes Rabbi Sacks sought to be a blessing to others regardless of their faith That idea ignored for many of the intervening centuries remains the simplest definition of Abrahamic faith It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity of belief It is our task to be a blessing to the world The use of religion for political ends is not righteousness but idolatry To invoke God to justify violence against the innocent is not an act of sanctity but of sacrilege Here is an eloquent call for people of goodwill from all faiths and none to stand together confront the religious extremism that threatens to destroy us and declare Not in God s Name