Rabbi Sid Schwarz is a senior fellow at Hazon and the director of Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network. He is the author of several books, including Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World. He can be reached at http://www.rabbisid.org/.
The verse from Deuteronomy employs this phrase in the context of the obligation to return lost objects to the rightful owner. “Indifference” captures the spirit of the verse, and its implications go far beyond returning lost objects.