A Jewish Philosophy of Social Work Practice

By Norman Linzer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1979

The author juxtaposes social work values with traditional Jewish sources, and asserts that the two fields of thought are similar to one another without undue stretching of either. He discusses how the Jewish concepts of hesed, tzedakah, mitzvah and Halakha can illuminate the social worker's professional identity, his function in the community, and the role of a Jewish agency as a mediator between society and individual. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.

Topic: Social Services, Jewish Organizations, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 4

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Language: English

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Linzer, Norman. A Jewish Philosophy of Social Work Practice. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1979: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1676


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