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Letters to the Editor: Entitlements, Women of the Wall, Mormons, Christians, Prager


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/letters_to_the_editor/article/letters_to_the_editor_entitlements_women_of_the_wall_mormons_christians_pra

Rob Eshman correctly notes that tzedakah is not merely charity but is also a religious and community response about social justice (“Entitled,” Oct. 19). Nowadays, “entitlements” are frequently used as a synonym for charity. However, Eshman inadvertently undercuts his own argument by failing to point out an essential fact: For working Americans, Social Security and Medicare are earned benefits paid for by payroll deductions.

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