Parashat Massei: Your Life, My Laundry, Your Water

Posted by Pardes Faculty on July 26, 2022
Topics: Parsha, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Bamidbar (Numbers), Massei

How do we distribute scant resources in a needy world? Are wealthy societies obligated to share their fundamental resources with more impoverished societies in need?

This podcast takes us to a challenging passage in Nedarim which draws its prooftext from the mitzva of the Levite cities in chapter 35. If my city has water and yours does not, am I obligated to provide for you?

The discussion moves to questions of equity, charity and justice in Jerusalem.

Credits: Rabbi Alex Israel and Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer Kossoy – Pardes Faculty


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