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Confronting Scandal : How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things, Hardback Book

Confronting Scandal : How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things Hardback


Most Jews are good, upstanding people who live by a strong moral code and follow Isaiah's words to be a light to others.

But when Jews in the public sphere make headlines for being caught in scandals, their actions can provoke anger, shame and a sense of betrayal in the larger Jewish community. In this insightful and timely book, Jewish scholar Dr. Erica Brown presents an intentional, disciplined framework to explore the emotions provoked in the Jewish community by reports of Jews committing crime.

She proposes that we transform our sense of shame into actions that inspire and sustain a moral culture.

Drawing from the Hebrew Bible, Talmud and our centuries-long Jewish commitment to ethics, she outlines ways you can activate and operate your personal moral compass, and shows how you can empower yourself with sacred obligation, responsibility, kindness and knowledge to increase Jewish pride.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
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  • Category: Judaism
  • ISBN: 9781580234405



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