Encountering the Homeless

By Jason Kimelman-Block

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2008

In this column, part of the Sigi Ziering series on the ethics of leadership, the author discusses Levinas's value to recognize the infinite dignity of others but also to be prepared for our responsibilities to them --  the ways in which they will command us. We fear encountering the homeless, for example, because we know they are a valuable and unique image of the Divine, and our sense of responsibility to them if encountered may be so profound as to be overwhelming.

Topic: Morality, Communal Responsibility, Ethics, Homelessness

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.654

Page Number(s): 20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kimelman-Block, Jason. Encountering the Homeless. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2008: 20. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6944


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