The Soul of Jew­ish Social Justice

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By – December 22, 2014

Rab­bi Yan­klowitz has once again sound­ed the call for all Jews, par­tic­u­lar­ly those who con­sid­er them­selves obser­vant or Ortho­dox, to be active­ly involved in social jus­tice work. This col­lec­tion of his writ­ings address­es a wide range of social and reli­gious con­cerns, includ­ing health issues, ani­mal wel­fare, busi­ness ethics, con­flict res­o­lu­tion, and much more. The author sup­ports his case with bib­li­cal and Tal­mu­dic quotes, a range of con­tem­po­rary Jew­ish thought, and a wealth of wis­dom and infor­ma­tion from the sec­u­lar world. He relies not only on book knowl­edge, but on his first­hand expe­ri­ences as a vol­un­teer and activist, as he inspires the read­er to action. The Soul of Jew­ish Social Jus­tice can be read from cov­er to cov­er, or used as a resource for the indi­vid­ual top­ics it address­es. In his still rel­a­tive­ly young career, the author has already gone a long way in mov­ing us to reimag­ine what it means to be a com­mit­ted Jew today.

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Rab­bi Arnold D. Sam­lan is a Jew­ish edu­ca­tor and rab­bi liv­ing in Mia­mi, Flori­da. He serves as exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Orloff Cen­tral Agency for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion of Broward County.

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