Interface Journal

B”H

Interface

ISSN 1834 – 1276

This journal showcases the essays – often based on forums of the Institute - published, by the Institute for Judaism and Civilization on the interface of ethics from Sinai with issues of contemporary society. So far three issues have been published biennially, collecting essays of the preceding two years.

 

Vol. 1 (2006)

Contents:

Psychotherapy and Judaism

The Story behind the quest for a psychotherapy, respecting clinical competence but resonant the values of Judaism and human spirituality

 

What makes art Jewish?

The exploration of a Jewish aesthetics and the account of a major project accomplished in Jewish Art

 

The Noahide laws

Exploration of, and publicity for, the universal ethical principles of humanity elucidated in Jewish tradition

 

Vol. 2 (2008)

Contents

Social economics and Noahide law

A forum with Graeme Samuel, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

 

The treatment of animals

Correspondence with Nobel Laureate, John M Coetzee

 

Values for Schools

A seminar with Professor Brian Hill, Consultant to the former Federal Government in its values schools program – on values and the Noahide laws

 

 

Vol. 3 (2010)

Contents

This issue of Interface consisted of the following short essays:

A new culture for Israeli and global politics

Legislative principles for town planning: a culture of values or libertarianism with damage control?

The right to a religious education

An implicit challenge to male circumcision

Considering Creation, Judaism and science

Psychotherapy and religion

Science, religion and education

Recognizing religion and a common spiritual heritage in Australian life

Social policy – core and symptom

Thoughts on amending the Sentencing act for identity motivated hate crimes

A statement of shared ground between Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Forging a political culture of faith: a forum with Victorian politicians



                                                                                 
    Vol. 4 & 5 

                                                                                      Contents

 

 

Introduction

 

Through the lens of faith and universal values: vignettes................................................................................1

 

Universal ethics and education

 

An education in a shared ethic……….………………..19

 

Submission to Review of the National Curriculum……44

 

Justice

 

G-d, Universal Ethics and the Courts

With the Hon Murray Gleeson, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia....................................................................56

 

Abortion and euthanasia

 

The coercion of conscience .From the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 to the Tasmanian “Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013”: ………….78

 

The consequences of moral capitulation………………96

 

A letter on euthanasia………………………………..105

 

Sexuality and society

 

Homosexuality, marriage and society………………..108

 

The homosexual anti-bullying program for schools: ...132

 

Family law and the biblical concept of marriage

With Profesaor Patrick Parkinson………………………157

 

Economic policy and religious tradition

 

Fair pricing and fair trading: contemporary practice and religious tradition

With Professor Stephen King…………………………..179