Giving


Finding God in the Other

By Dan Friedman

GIVING 2012: How should panhandlers respond when we decline to give them money?Read More


Handouts Are a Bandage on Society’s Woes

By Laura Miller

GIVING: Why you shouldn’t give money to panhandlers, ever.Read More


Takes a Village To Help Downtrodden

By Stephanie Ruskay

GIVING 2012: What’s the best way to respond to panhandlers? For one rabbi doing nothing is not an option.Read More


The Gift of Giving

By Ziysah von Bieberstein

GIVING 2012: What’s the best way to respond to panhandlers? Just give.Read More


How Talia Leman Built Charity Empire

By Curt Schleier

Talia Leman was 10 years old when she began her fundraising career, bringing in millions for Hurricane Katrina victims. She founded RandomKid to enable others to do the same.Read More


A Kick in the Pants for Jewish Projects

By Margaret Eby

‘Crowdfunding’ is quickly becoming the norm for grassroots funding of artists and inventors. Jewish projects have found their backing on sites like Kickstarter.Read More


Bigger Question Than Whether To Give

By Joel Berg

GIVING 2012: What is the best way to respond to panhandlers? An anti-hunger advocate says the Jewish social justice tradition compels us to redress the root causes of poverty.Read More


Offer Bread Instead of Money

By Abe Mezrich

GIVING 2012: Maimonidies wrote that if you don’t trust a man enough to give him charity, offer him some bread.Read More


When Foundations' Days Are Numbered

By Amy Schiller

The Andrea and Charles Bronfman and Avi Chai foundations are in the process of spending down their assets. They are working to make sure groups they help stay afloat.Read More


Who Benefits From Service Trips?

By Brent Chaim Spodek

Every year, thousands of American Jews go to ‘do service’ in the name of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. But who, exactly, is served by these efforts.Read More


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