Judaism’s Utopian Vision of Universal Equality
Parashat BeHar-BeChukotai

Yitz Greenberg

Despite the biblical prophets’ outspoken calls for social justice and to end the exploitation of the poor, Jewish traditional religion in contemporary Israel and America has become mostly identified with conservative or even reactionary political and economic views. Plain and simple, this current stance contradicts an important part of the tradition. In fact, the Torah encapsulates a strong Utopian vision of a world of equality, justice, and universal dignity.

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