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There Shall Be No Needy

Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition

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There Shall Be No Needy by Jill Jacobs
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How can a Jewish approach to social justice offer positive change for America?

"Ancient texts offer significant wisdom about human nature, economic cycles, the causes of inequality, and our obligations to each other. These insights can inform our own approaches to current issues, challenge our assumptions, and force us to consider alternative approaches. The conversation between our texts and our lives can enrich our experience of both." from the Introduction

Confront the most pressing issues of twenty-first-century America in this fascinating book, which brings together classical Jewish sources, contemporary policy debate and real-life stories.Rabbi Jill Jacobs, a leading young voice in the social justice arena, makes a powerful argument for participation in the American public square from a deeply Jewish perspective, while deepening our understanding of the relationship between Judaism and such current social issues as:

Poverty and the PoorCollection and Allocation of TzedakahWorkers, Employers and UnionsHousing the HomelessThe Provision of Health CareEnvironmental SustainabilityCrime, Punishment and Rehabilitation

By creating a dialogue between traditional texts and current realities, Jacobs presents a template for engagement in public life from a Jewish perspective and challenges us to renew our obligations to each other.

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Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Author
Contributors
Foreword by Elliot N. Dorff Preface by Simon Greer
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Index; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Jewish Lights Publishing
Pages
257
Dimensions
152x230x19
ISBN-13
9781580234252
Product ID
3945793

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