Judaism in the Public Square: Civics and Religion in America

Tamara Mann Tweel and Ronit Stahl discuss Jewish self-expression in the American public square and the role civics education plays in faith-based communities.

What does Jewish self-expression mean in the American public square? What are our rights and obligations? What role can civics education play in faith-based communities?

Religion has dominated recent political debates about what counts as an essential service, who should serve on the Supreme Court, and when faith and civil rights come in conflict. Religion has also been on display at recent political events, including the presidential inauguration. As a religious minority, Jews have played a role in ensuring separation between church and state, and have also advocated for the freedom for public expression of religion.

Ronit Stahl and Tamara Mann Tweel, two leading thinkers on the topic of religion and civics, discuss the past, present, and future of what it means to be a civically-minded Jew in America.

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