Our Poor and Their Poor: Philosophical Reflections

By Baruch Brody

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

The author seeks to examine whether Jewish philanthropic giving must be constrained to fellow Jews ("us") or may include non-Jews ("them"). He provides a framework for examining moral issues, which includes six types of moral considerations, and seeks to provide a framework for thinking about the issue of interfaith giving. He provides neither a halakhic analysis of the issues nor one that draws from traditional Jewish sources, yet he does suggest how a halakhic analysis of the issue might proceed in employing his new framework.

Topic: Morality, Tzedakah (Charity), Philosophy, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Charitable Giving, Ethics, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Belonging, Affiliation, Interfaith Relations

Name of Publication: Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy

Editor: Hirt, Robert S. , Prager, Yossi

Page Number(s): 221-239

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

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

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Brody, Baruch. Our Poor and Their Poor: Philosophical Reflections. Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.,Yeshiva University Press. October 2009: 221-239. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8853


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