One’s belief system or faith plays a major role in how one responds to poverty and those who are impoverished. For example, Christianity compels the follower to “do unto others as you want done unto you.” Or Buddhism illustrates the importance of attending to others’ physical needs through a story of a practicing Buddhist feeding a hungry person first before talking about spiritual matters. Judaism, one of the oldest religions in the world, is very definite about why and how one should deal with poverty. This entry provides a brief overview, as it relates to poverty, of what this religion is, its belief system and practical measures of response, which encourage one to be part of the solution.

What Is Judaism?

Judaism is a religion that ...

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