Arthur Green, These are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life (Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1999), p. 181.
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The “needy” who receive tsedakah have also come to be defined as the educationally, emotionally, and spiritually hungry as well as those who literally cry out for bread.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What are educational, emotional, and spiritual needs? What has caused hunger to be associated with these other needs?

2. Where do you see evidence of these needs today?

3. How can we help alleviate these needs?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)