Tzedakah is not just about charitable contributions, but about justice and righteousness.
A Jewish institution that takes the shame out of sharing.
Both are about righting the wrongs that are all too pervasive in our world.
Tzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness.
Rabbinic commentators interpreted the law of leaving the corners of one's field for those in need in light of their own concerns about the poor.
Even when times are tough, we still must give.
Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.
Suggestions for adding social action to this rite of passage.
The best forms of charity make the recipient self-sufficient.
One of the Torah's central insights is its effort to minimize human ownership.
Obligations to the poor at harvest time.
The Israelites' dwellings in the wilderness provide us with a model for ensuring the existence and dignity of housing for all members of society.
Numerous translators of the Bible understand differently the command to strengthen those that are falling low, but all agree on its importance.
Jewish sources suggest tears and tzedakah [charity] as two modern replacements for the Red Heifer.
Does giving money for research count as charity?