doing good

Ask the Expert: Blotting out Amalek

How do we know who's an Amalekite?

Jewish Social Welfare Organizations

Resources for alleviating poverty.

Fighting Poverty in Judaism

Fighting poverty globally and locally

Acts of Loving-Kindness

The foundations of Jewish service learning.

Judaism and the Homeless

Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.

Jewish Social Welfare

The high value placed by the Jewish tradition on active concern for the welfare of others has its roots in the Torah.

Jewish Hospitality

Traditional teachings on being a good host (and guest).

Tikkun in Lurianic Kabbalah

In contemporary parlance, tikkun olam refers to repairing the earthly world in which we live but in Luria's teachings, complete tikkun would undo the world we know.

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Tikkun Olam in Judaism has come to connote social action, community service, social justice, and often, a liberal social agenda.

Visiting the Sick in Judaism

Aware as we may be of the importance of visiting and assisting people who are ill, we still have to overcome our fears and hesitations in order to perform this mitzvah.