Sh'mita and Tu B'shvat: A 21st Century Call

By Steve Gutow, Melissa Boteach

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2009

The authors discuss traditional Jewish legal concepts that aim to minimize the gap between society's wealthiest and poorest members. These include giving of tzedaka and shemita, charity, and the sabbatical year in which all debt is forgiven.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Ethics, Poverty

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/656

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Gutow, Steve. Boteach, Melissa. Sh'mita and Tu B'shvat: A 21st Century Call. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2009: 14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6431


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