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Jewish Values and the United Nations: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the U.N.

June 22, 1995

In this speech, Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, explains Jewish values in the context of international relations, the impact of technology, and the urgency of global crises. This address was given at the University of San Francisco as a reflection on the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations. In it, Saperstein outlines seven constructs of justice found in Jewish tradition and their relevance for the United States and the international community.

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