Bound with Unseverable Bonds: The Orthodox Jew and the Jewish Community

By Barry Shrage

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

Shrage ruminates over more than a dozen questions aimed at addressing the noneconomic costs of Orthodox Jews separating from the Jewish community at large. He questions to what extent the Orthodox community is involved in broader Jewish communal philanthropy and given the significant needs from within, should it be more so? He also examines whether, as an Orthodox Jew, one has a higher responsibility to Orthodox solidarity or Jewish solidarity. Shrage claims that the most demanding issue, however, is an intensifying process through which many parts of the Orthodox community, Haredi and even non-Haredi, are increasingly turning away from other Jews and from a world view they perceive as increasingly dangerous and corrupt and ultimately argues that all Jews have a responsibility to the world beyond their synagogue or community.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Development, Orthodox Judaism, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Social Issues, Values, Tzedakah (Charity), Philanthropy and Fundraising, Jewish Federations, Charitable Giving, Sectarianism, Unity

Name of Publication: Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy

Editor: Hirt, Robert S. , Prager, Yossi

Page Number(s): 125-138

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

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

Language: English

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Shrage, Barry. Bound with Unseverable Bonds: The Orthodox Jew and the Jewish Community. Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.,Yeshiva University Press. October 2009: 125-138.


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