Charity & Halacha
Topics to be covered: Non-Jews as recipients of tsedaka or as givers of tsedaka; Ma’aser; Limited Resources (to whom does one give tsedaka?); Publicizing Donors
Charity & Halacha: Lesson 1
NON-JEWS AND TSEDAKA I: Our first topic deals with the position of non-Jews in the mitzvah of tsekada. Is it a mitzvah to support the non-Jewish poor? Can the Jewish poor accept donations from non-Jews? A link with Hebrew sources has been sent to all participants. The texts will be translated and analyzed in class.
Charity & Halacha: Lesson 5
USE OF LIMITED RESOURCES: We cannot supply all the needs of all the poor. Whom should we prefer to support? How can we best use our limited resources? A link with Hebrew sources has been sent to all participants. In class we will translate and analyze these sources.
Charity & Halacha: Lesson 7
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.