Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the author of "Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On-Guide for Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community" and "There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition."

Articles by Rabbi Jill Jacobs

The Shulchan Aruch

This 16th-century text by Joseph Caro is the ultimate code of Jewish law.

Midrash Rabbah

Rabbinic interpretations and discussions of the Bible.

Sifra and Sifre

Legal midrash on Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Avot d’Rabbi Natan

A companion volume to Pirkei Avot.

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Fathers

This section of the Mishnah is one of the best-known and most cited of Jewish texts.

Jewish Employee-Employer Relations

How Jewish law seeks to create a balanced relationship between bosses and workers.

Jewish Social Welfare Organizations

Resources for alleviating poverty.

Fighting Poverty in Judaism

Fighting poverty globally and locally

Do First, Understand Later

The Jews accepted the Torah with the statement "naaseh v'nishma" -- we will do and we will hear.

The Ten Plagues

Of blood, frogs, hail and more.