Sunday, August 26, 2018

Gleanings and justice

DR. GREGG E. GARDNER: Gleanings for the Poor – Justice, Not Charity (
The agricultural allocations for the poor outlined in Leviticus and Deuteronomy are a series of negative commandments, in which God forbids Israelite householders from gathering some of their produce and requires them to leave it for the poor. The rabbis took these laws a step further, granting the poor property rights over the allocations even before they are gathered.

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