Talmudic and Ethical Approaches to Soviet Jewish Resettlement

By Norman Linzer

Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1990

In resettling large numbers of Soviet refugees, the Jewish community is faced with the ethical dilemma of responding with sensitivity to their needs while meeting its financial obligations to all its constituents. An examination of four Talmudic stories reveals that the Sages endorsed the imposition of parameters on individual and communal philanthropy. Cost-saving resettlement policies are one means of applying the principle of Tzedekah.

Topic: Morality, Immigration, Allocations, Ethics

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 67/No. 2

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Linzer, Norman. Talmudic and Ethical Approaches to Soviet Jewish Resettlement. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Conference of Jewish Communal Service,Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1990: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=51


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