Doing with Less: The Ethics of Diminshed Resources
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): David S. Ribner
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 68:2
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Funding; Social Services; Religion
Coverage: United States
When demands for communal services or resources outstrip their supply, Jewish communal professionals face agonizing decisions about how to distribute the available resources in an equitable manner. This article examines some ethical guidelines found in classical Jewish texts that apply to the distribution of limited resources and contrasts them to contemporary explorations of this topic, particularly affirmative action.