Textual Gems

Textual Gems is for your personal edification, teaching, or preaching, accompanied by questions to ponder.

Dive in for some stimulating Torah Lishma created by Amy Scheinerman.


This month we offer two texts, one from the Bavli and one from Tzava’at ha-Rivash, an anthology of teachings attributed to the Baal Shem Tov, but generally considered to have been written by Dov Baer of Mezritch.

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Workers Rights

We are accustomed to thinking about worker’s rights, but Torah is silent on that matter. Instead, it focuses on employers’ responsibilities, an entirely different perspective.

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We are rightly proud that Judaism places a premium on tzedakah.

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