Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why Giving Charity is So Difficult -- and So Crucial

Yesterday we explored the possibility that the Jewish roots of social activism stem from the centrality of  the mitzvah of tzedakah, and the deep feelings of responsibility for others.   What we haven’t yet addressed is why tzedakah is such a pillar of Judaism.
In this incisive video, Rabbi Dr. Immanuel J. Shochet, pulpit rabbi and professor of philosophy, explains why giving tzedakah is a powerful declaration of faith in G-d.

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