Tzedakah is not just about charitable contributions, but about justice and righteousness.
Tzedek vs. Tzedakah: Justice vs. Charity
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.
Pe’ah: The Corners of Our Fields
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.
Judaism and the Homeless
Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.
Jewish Volunteer Service for Baby Boomers
How to find meaningful community service post-retirement.
How to Choose a Mitzvah Project for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Suggestions for adding social action to this rite of passage.
Judaism obligates us to call out our fellow’s unethical behavior and encourage them to change it.
History of American Jewish Free Loan Societies
A group of Jewish women from Seattle began this community micro-lending effort.
We Are All God’s Creatures
One of the Torah's central insights is its effort to minimize human ownership.