Are we endanger of losing the soul of philanthropy? In this talk, Yael Simon argues that charity is a God given dynamic that connects us to one another and binds us as a community. In this talk, Yael Simon expl... ores three elements to giving. When we balance these elements with the responsibility of giving, she asserts, we make philanthropy a meaningful experience.See lessSee more
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Written for this week's JFN Conference By Yael S. Simon Social change. Integration. Legitimacy. These are only a few of the words bandied about when discussing the importance of Haredim becoming a more productive part of Israeli society. One of the most critical issues discussed in the recent elections was the focus of Haredi employment and its long-term importance in the economy.
Definition Tzedakah is the responsibility to give aid, assistance and money to the poor and needy, or to worthwhile causes. Tzedakah means being good stewards of and planning to give a portion of one's personal substance for the common good. Althought it is related to charity, the translation of tzedakah is broader than the definition of charity.