The Torah’s take on social justice

26.08.2011                      26.Aw-Elul, 5771

Israelischer Sommer:

The Torah’s take on social justice

Rabbi Shlomo Ishon says Halacha contains clear stances on social issues.

Everybody has an opinion on how the country’s economy should improve, just ask Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, whose committee is busy hearing testimonies and suggestions from the public and experts, as well as reading over a thousand written opinions.
One such document received by his team on Thursday represents not just the small group of experts who wrote it, but attempts to provide the economists – commissioned by the prime minister to find measures to make life in Israel easier – with the stance of Jewish law and thought to the recent social awakening here….