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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
261 words
Biblical and rabbinic writers generally regarded poverty as a misfortune. God’s blessing upon his people is meant to include material prosperity along with the other felicities of life, ... More
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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
218 words

Jewish attitudes to poverty vary. Throughout Jewish history the poor are treated with respect, and alleviation of their sufferings is

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