Tzedakah

Source Sheet

To whom does Judasm obligate us? How far out of our immediate circle does this take us?
Circles of Obligation
Session 1: The Universe of Obligation
A look at the candidates' approach to taxation, plus Jewish sources about taxes and the distribution of wealth.
Exploration of the extent of our obligation to people who live in other parts of the world.
A text study for a committee about to allot scholarships.
The meaning and extent of our actions towards others
A dynamic approach to understanding why we are responsible to advocate for others, and the results of such work.
How does Judaism view acts of lovingkindness? How are they related to acts of charity?
What do Jewish texts tell us about our responsibility to the hungry around us and beyond?
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