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    There Shall Be No Needy
    There Shall Be No Needy
    Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition
    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 Poor Collection and Allocation of Tzedakah Workers, Employers and Union Housing the Homeless The Provision of Health Care Environmental Sustainability Crime, 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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    Book Author
    Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff
    Genre Jewish , Religion & Beliefs
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459683310
    Publisher
    Jewish Lights Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    15-Jul-2014

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