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 . . . the social gospel of judaism, as preached by the prophets of israel and taught by generations of rabbis and religious scholars, is explicitly and unambiguously a teaching of democratic socialism . . . the talmud explains: “according to that which is lacking for the poor person, you are commanded to give him… if it is appropriate to give him bread, they give him bread; if dough, they give him dough, if to feed him, they feed him. if he is not married and wants to take a wife, they enable him to marry; they rent a house for him, and provide a bed and furnishings…” the rambam (maimonides) explains: “according to that which is lacking for the poor person, you are commanded to give him …you are commanded to fill in for his lack, but you are not commanded to enrich him…”

http://dialogicalecology.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-few-points-on-judaism-and-social.html – 11/15/2014.

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