Targum Yonatan, Deuteronomy 24:17-18
תרגום יונתן, דברים כד:יז-יח
לא תטה משפט גר יתום ואלמנה ולא ימשכן אחד מכם כסות של אלמנה שלא יקומו שכנים רעים ויוציאו עליך אופי רע [דיבה] כאשר תחזירו המשכון לה:
Do not subvert the rights of the stranger, the orphan or the widow and do not take the clothing of the widow as a pledge so that evil neighbors will not come out against you when you return the pledge to her. [AJWS translation]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why can't we take a widow's clothing as a pledge?

2. In what ways are the neighbors here acting with evil?

3. In what ways would our society be more just if people fought for the justice of their neighbors? What about on a global scale?

Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)