Medieval Germany: A Preliminary Investigation

By Judah Galinsky

KTAV Publishing House, Inc., Yeshiva University Press, October 2009

The author seeks to portray the various faces of what he calls "public charity" by analyzing a number of sources relating to charity in Germany's twelfth and thirteenth century Jewish communities. He offers three models with which to understand the concept of public charity and examines the two largest collections of sources pertaining to charity from the late twelfth and first half of the thirteenth century Germany: Sefer Hasidim and Or Zarua.

Topic: Halakha, Tzedakah (Charity), History, Donation, Jewish Law, Charitable Giving, European Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Jewish Text, Jewish Thought

Name of Publication: Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy

Editor: Hirt, Robert S. , Prager, Yossi

Page Number(s): 79-92

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: Germany

Identifier: ISBN 978-1-60280-137-0

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Galinsky, Judah. Medieval Germany: A Preliminary Investigation. Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.,Yeshiva University Press. October 2009: 79-92. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8847


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