Tzedakah is not just about charitable contributes, but about justice and righteousness.
Tzedakah, or righteousness, is often interpreted as charity, because Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness.
Suggestions for adding social action to this rite of passage.
A Jewish institution that takes the shame out of sharing.
Does giving money for research count as charity?
Collecting money for charity
A group of Jewish women from Seattle began Hebrew free loan societies.
Using your common cents.
Resources for alleviating poverty.
The lives of Abraham and Job provide us with two models for confronting poverty.
Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.
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.
The rabbinic sages taught that humans should emulate God by meeting the particular needs of people in trouble. But how should one go about that today?
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." How many fish do we buy, and how many nets?
The Rabbis regulated the giving and receiving of tzedakah even while recognizing that how one gives may be as important as how much one gives.