Israel: Where Aniyei Ircha Kodmim Meets Tikkun Olam

By Dyonna Ginsburg

The Jewish Peoplehood Hub, November 2010

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the pursuit of Tikkun Olam, defined here as Jewish moral responsibility to the non-Jewish world, both among young Jews and in Jewish philanthropic circles. As more and more Jewish resources -- time, manpower, and money -- are being pumped into alleviating the suffering of non-Jews, the question of priorities is becoming more acute. Should our Tzedakah go to relief efforts in the developing world or to subsidies for low-income families at the local Jewish day school? Should our college kids spend spring break repairing churches in hurricane-ravished New Orleans or volunteering in the neighborhood's Hebrew home for the aged?

Topic: Tzedakah (Charity), Peoplehood, Communal Responsibility, Charitable Giving, Volunteerism, Service, Values, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Ravid, Shlomi

Volume/Issue: Volume 6

Page Number(s): 7-9

Funder: Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) , Nadav Fund , UJA-Federation of New York

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ginsburg, Dyonna. Israel: Where Aniyei Ircha Kodmim Meets Tikkun Olam. The Peoplehood Papers. The Jewish Peoplehood Hub. November 2010: 7-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11800


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