Think Local, Act Global: Tzedaka in a Global Society

By Ozer Glickman

KTAV Publishing House, Inc., Yeshiva University Press, October 2009

The author draws from Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon's (Rambam) writings on tzedaka to explore the utility of Jewish law in presenting normative models for public policy in areas where halacha is not directly applicable. He examines rationale and rationality in Jewish law, the juridical relationship between donors and beneficiaries and recommends that Jews reconsider whether their philanthropic donations halachically qualify as fulfilling the mitzvah of tzedakah.

Topic: Halakha, Tzedakah (Charity), Donation, Jewish Law, Charitable Giving, Jewish Text, Jewish Thought

Name of Publication: Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy

Editor: Hirt, Robert S. , Prager, Yossi

Page Number(s): 275-290

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN 978-1-60280-137-0

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Glickman, Ozer. Think Local, Act Global: Tzedaka in a Global Society. Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.,Yeshiva University Press. October 2009: 275-290. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8855


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