Heroism of Social Service
Publication Date: May 1902
Author(s): Rabbi Henry Berkowitz
Series: Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States, 2
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish texts; Communal Organization; Poverty
Coverage: United States
Referring to Jewish history and texts, the author calls on the American Jewish community to rise to answer the needs of the European Jewish immigrants driven from their home by persecution and war. Charity must be repudiated in favor of social service and tzadakah (righteousness). A discussion of concrete challenges faced and tactics tried by Jewish agencies across the country follows.