The Homeless, a Jewish "Yes, but..."

By Edward M. Gershfield

Eugene Borowitz, November 29, 1991

Edward M. Gershfield discusses the Jewish response to homelessness. He looks to Jewish tradition for a helpful framework, but ultimately states that times are very different than that of the Talmud and Maimonides. Gershfield believes that the homeless are best served by support from institutions, and not from handouts on the street.

Topic: Social Justice, Tradition, Communal Responsibility, Homelessness

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.22/no.422

Page Number(s): 11-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Gershfield, Edward M. The Homeless, a Jewish "Yes, but...". Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 29 November 1991: 11-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10557


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