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Can You Spare a Dime?
Sources on Spontaneous Tzedakah

Elizabeth Richman

Social Justice, Text & Thought

You are walking down Broadway, and someone on the street asks you for money. What do you do? Modern urban Jews face this question nearly every day, but so did the rabbis of the Talmud. We'll explore a variety of Talmudic and Midrashic texts on this theme and discuss our own responses in light of these potentially surprising ancient sources.

Elizabeth Richman

Jews United for Justice

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Elizabeth Richman is Program Director & Rabbi in Residence at Jews United for Justice, DC’s Jewish community organizing group. She has taught about Judaism and justice from California to Qatar and served on taskforces at Jewish Funds for Justice and the Rabbinical Assembly. In her spare time she helps run Segulah, a songful, lay-led, trad-egal Shabbat morning minyan on the DC/MD border.

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