Tzedakah

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Is helping another enough? Does it matter what our frame of mind is? Do we really need to respect and protect the dignity of those we assist?
Sufficient for his needs: how are we to address poverty?
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.
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