How did the Rabbis of the Talmud legislate giving? How is charity connected to repentance, and even redemption?
Dr. Alyssa Gray is the Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at Hebrew Union College —Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She is the author of Charity in Rabbinic Judaism: Atonement, Rewards, and Righteousness and numerous shorter studies on wealth, poverty, and charity in rabbinic literature and on the formation of the Babylonian Talmud.
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