Coming Clean on the Consumer Society

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Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Tsvi Blanchard

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Culture; Global Responsibility; Social Justice; Values

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author confronts the tension between enjoying the blessings of abundance and the obligation to meet the needs of the vulnerable. In particular, he discusses the social costs of North American consumerism and urges Jews to continually work to improve the world.