Tsedakah, Social Justice, and Human Rights

By Rabbi Daniel Nussbaum

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1983

In an effort to enhance the understanding of the implications of tsedakah for Jewish communal agencies whose self-image and identity include a commitment to social justice and human rights, this paper analyzes the values and value orientations which guided the formulation and implementation of traditional Jewish social welfare policies generated by tsedakah, focussing on the extent to which tsedakah both fostered and inhibited the attainment of social justice. The author suggests ways of revaluating tsedakah to make it more relevant to the contemporary American Jewish community. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:3.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Fundraising and Philanthropy

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 59/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Nussbaum, Rabbi Daniel. Tsedakah, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1983: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=621


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