Sh'ma March 2013: A Jewish Lens on Taxes--Complete Issue

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2013

This issue of Sh'ma offers a Jewish lens on taxes. Taxes are much in the air these days, not only because of the proximity of April's deadline, but also, of course, because of a raging - and, as some see it, confounding - national debate about taxes. Several essays explain taxes historically, beginning with Talmudic debates about who is responsible for the upkeep of the city's walls, and how taxes must be collected to avoid corruption. Much of the issue roots taxes in a Jewish language of obligation, noting that taxes have always been assessed in order to meet communal responsibilities including care for those in need.

Topic: Finance, Economy, Law, Government

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.698

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Genre: Journal

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Sh'ma March 2013: A Jewish Lens on Taxes--Complete Issue. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2013: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=16075


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