Dvar Torah

Compares Avrams emigration from Canaan to Egypt and links to current issues of immigration, poverty, and famine.
A modern take on the plagues. Originally published for distribution on the Hazon CSA Listserve.
This D'var was given at Congregration Beth Shalom in Seattle by Talya Gillman in 2011. It uses the medical condition of skin disease to explore our obligation to assist others.

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Texts in preparation for a visit to work at a food pantry.
Adult Education session at Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Overland Park, KS.
An exploration of some Jewish values that may offer some useful connections with the emerging collaborative consumption movement. Add Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Opinions 3:1 Jerusalem Talmud, Kiddushin, end Jerusalem Talmud, Berachot, 57b
An examination of our obligations to feed the poor with an emphasis on the principle of preserving the dignity of those work in the fields and those receiving the aid.
Part one of five text and discussion sheets included within the Jewish Guide to Fairtrade - which can be found in full here - http://www.biggreenjewish.org/documents/synagogues/a-jewish-guide-to-fairtrade.pdf
Jewish texts related to poverty and homelessness
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