© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Religion and Human Rights, 1:131–143. Human Rights in the Hebrew Bible Rabbi Dr. Sidney Brichto* I am neither a professor of human rights nor a student of human rights. My knowl- edge of this field draws from : Holy Scriptures, the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. These texts were the basis of my moral upbringing. It wasn’t called human rights in my childhood; it was just ‘doing the right thing’. I later assumed that the UDHR was the attempt, after the Second World War, to impose Judeo-Christian morality, which had already been imbedded in the national law of civilised countries, on all nations of the world as international obli- gations—as a test for the right to be part of the family of nations. 1 Born into an observant Jewish family in the United States, I was raised to believe both at home and in school that the source of all rights was the Jewish law as taught by the prophets, and the American Pilgrim Fathers who were seeking freedom of religion in the conviction that this was the essence of their moral existence. As my learning experience
Religion and Human Rights – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2006
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