Daniel J. Elazar: Federalism, Brit, and Implications for Israeli Society
March 1, 2007 | Dr. Ben Mollov
Daniel J. Elazar saw the idea of societal partnership-rooted in the Judaic idea of brit, a key explanatory element in the Jewish political tradition-as the basis of federalism. In his view, brit as the foundation of federalism essentially concerns interaction and relationships. Elazar's approach to federalism has possible applications to contemporary schisms in Israeli society.