Tzedakah: The Highest Mitzvah

By Laurence H. Rubinstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1984

The author argues that the prevailing attitude today makes community responsibility totally voluntary, says that no one can tell us what to do, that personal privacy and individual rights are the most important values, and that one's own "feelings" take precedence over the needs of others. This has become the popular definition of self in society. It is not a Jewish definition. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.61 no.1, Fall 1984.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Jewish Organizations, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 61/No. 1

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Rubinstein, Laurence H. Tzedakah: The Highest Mitzvah. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1984:


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