A Jewish Philosophy of Social Work Practice
Publication Date: June 1979
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Norman Linzer
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Social Services; Values
The author juxtaposes social work values with traditional Jewish sources, and asserts that the two fields of thought are similar to one another without undue stretching of either. He discusses how the Jewish concepts of hesed, tzedakah, mitzvah and Halakha can illuminate the social worker's professional identity, his function in the community, and the role of a Jewish agency as a mediator between society and individual.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.