All faiths try to give guidance on issues of wealth inequality in society. Many Jews believe that as members of God’s family, they have a duty to look after each other.
What is absolute poverty?
When you have enough for food and clothing but not luxuries
When you are not as well off as most people in your country
When you do not have enough money to meet basic human needs
What is relative poverty?
When you do not have access to basic human needs
When you have enough food and clothing but can’t afford luxuries
When you work and earn a wage each month
What do Jews believe about the acquisition of wealth?
You must not share with others
You should acquire money any way you can
It must be gained from honest work
What does the commandment of tzedakah encourage Jews to do?
Look after the world
Earn money honestly
Give to charity
What are the Maimonides' eight levels of charity?
Guidance for Jews in the Torah about giving to charity
Telling Jews how much they should give to charity
The commandments that Jews are obliged to follow
Why are natural disasters bad for people living in LEDCs?
These disasters create more natural resources that they can exploit
Other people do not try to help them after the disaster
They do not have any defence against these disasters
Which of these activities is the organisation Tzedek involved in?
Helping poor women in India to generate income
Supporting prisoners in the UK
Training teachers for schools in Israel
Why do Jews believe that having compassion is important?
It will provide wealth for those who show it
It follows the example set by God
People who have compassion will not suffer in this life
Which countries would Tzedek work with mostly?
Countries with many Jewish residents
Those experiencing serious poverty
Places where residents live in relative poverty
What does 'gemilut hasadim' mean?
Asking for forgiveness
Justice for the poor
Doing acts of loving-kindness