Not Written in Stone: Jews, Constitutions, and Constitutionalism in Canada

dc.contributor.editorElazar, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.editorBrown, Michael
dc.contributor.editorRobinson, Ira
dc.identifier.isbneISBN - 9780776616667 / ISBN - 9780776605456
dc.description.abstractUsing long-ignored constitutions of various Jewish organizations, this unique book uncovers the political history of Canadian Jewry since its beginning during the 1700s. Building on the premise that Jews, since time immemorial, have written down their values and ideologies, this study effectively demonstrates how these writings record the principles and values that motivated a community.
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Using Foundation Documents in the Study of Jewish Public Affairs (DANIEL J. ELAZAR) 2. ‘Do Justice to Us!’ Jews and the Constitution of Canada (LORRAINE EISENSTAT WEINRIB) 3. Kissing Cousins: The Early History of Congregations Shearith Israel of New York City and Montreal (JAY EIDELMAN) 4. Signs of the Times: Changing Notions of Citizenship, Governance, and Authority as Reflected in Synagogue Constitutions (MICHAEL BROWN) 5. They Work in Faithfulness: Constitutional Documents of Jewish Communal Organizations Other Than Synagogues (IRA ROBINSON)
dc.publisherLes Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReligions and Beliefs/Religions et croyances
dc.titleNot Written in Stone: Jews, Constitutions, and Constitutionalism in Canada
CollectionPUO - Publications en libre accès // UOP - Open Access Publications