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Exploring the mitzvah of social action

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/twelve_twelve/article/exploring_the_mitzvah_of_social_action_20111104

Among the gifts of the Jews, to use Thomas Cahill’s flattering phrase, perhaps none is more stirring and enduring than the biblical call to social justice. We are reminded of the Jewish injunction to seek justice in a couple of new books from Jewish Lights, each of which shows us how do more than pay lip service to one of the bedrock principles of Judaism.

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