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There Shall Be No Needy Teacher's Guide

Jill Jacobs


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Hardcover (3/1/2009)


Insights, Ideas, and Thoughtful Questions for Discussing
Jewish Approaches to Social Justice with Students

A step-by-step guide to creative use of There Shall Be No Needy: Pursing Social Justice through Jewish Law & Tradition in adult education, college, and advanced high school classes. Each lesson includes:

  • Clearly stated goals
  • Trigger exercises to draw out participants' own experiences
  • Intriguing discussion questions that facilitate the use of There Shall Be No Needy in the classroom
  • Text studies that engage students in a personal exploration of classical and contemporary Jewish approaches to the most important social justice issues of our time
  • A glossary of important terms

This comprehensive teaching tool will help students to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish perspectives on key social justice issues, and to explore what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580234290, 60pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

About the Author

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is executive director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. . Widely acknowledged as one of the leading voices in Jewish social justice, Rabbi Jacobs is also the author of There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition and Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community (both Jewish Lights). She has been voted to the Forward newspaper's list of fifty influential Jews, to Newsweek's list of the fifty most influential rabbis in America and to the Jewish Week's list of "thirty-six under thirty-six."Rabbi Jill Jacobs is available to speak on the following topics: Social Justice in Judaism: Historical, Textual and Political Roots, and Their Meaning for Jews TodaySynagogue Social Justice That WorksIn the Image: A Jewish Take on Human RightsTorah in the Workplace: Ethical Business Practices for the Synagogue, School, Home and BusinessA Jewish Approach to Combating Human TraffickingClick here to contact the author.