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This Week in Torah: When Parents Give

This week’s Torah portion, Re'eh, contains the mitzvah (commandment) and obligation to give tzedaka, monetary support to those in need. The word tzedaka often is translated as “charity”. The correct translation is “righteousness”. It is not merely a charitable act to give to the poor; it is every person’s obligation.

If there will be among you a needy person…you shall not harden your heart, and you shall not close your hand…Rather, you shall surely…


Added by Devorah Landau on August 17, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

Inclusion: A Matter of Social Justice?

Inclusion: A Matter of Social Justice?

A few nights ago, I saw a moving film at the Israeli film festival titled "No Longer Strangers." It was a story about a school in Tel Aviv that has children from 48 countries, many refugees. It was a story about love, compassion and dedication of the teachers. It was also a story about social justice. The secular teachers were simply following basic Jewish values and doing "tikkun olam" -- repairing the world. As the principal stated, "As a Jew,… Continue

Added by Jodi on May 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

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