There Shall Be No Needy : Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition, Paperback / softback Book

There Shall Be No Needy : Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition Paperback / softback


What do Jewish texts and traditions have to say to our contemporary society in crisis?

This fascinating treatise confronts the most pressing issues of twenty-first-century society - including health care, criminal justice, work and the environment - by bringing classical Jewish sources into striking dialogue with contemporary policy debates and the real-life stories of working people.

The results are often unexpected. Written by one of the leading young voices in the arena of social justice, it presents a template for engagement in public life from a Jewish perspective and challenges us to renew our obligations to each other. This invigorating look at religion and public policy will appeal to Jews seeking to understand contemporary issues through a Jewish lens; to social change agents asking how to connect their work and ideals with their Jewish heritage; and to anyone interested in the vital question of what religion can and should mean in the world today.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
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  • Category: Judaism: theology
  • ISBN: 9781580234252

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