The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic

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Central Conference of American Rabbis
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.99 inches | 1.43 pounds
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Our Jewish tradition asserts of Torah, "Turn it over and over again, for all is in it." In
The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic, Rabbi Mary Zamore and the authors
she has gathered together demonstrate the truth of this adage. In sensitive, informative,
practical, textured, and comprehensive ways, this book reveals what Judaism has to say
about money. This volume provides knowledge and guidance on how money touches the
deepest chords of who we are as individuals and as a community. This is a needed book
on an intimate topic and we are all indebted to Rabbi Zamore and her collaborators for
this volume!
Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD
Chancellor Emeritus, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

An extraordinary collection of articles on every aspect of the too-often unmentionable
subject of money, from interpretations of our sacred texts on wealth and poverty to
questions of what we pay our synagogue employees and our household help. From a
Jewish perspective, economic justice is at the foundation of all justice legally, morally
and theologically. So as Jews we must concern ourselves with such issues as poverty,
wages, structural inequality, tzedakah and the cost of simchas. This fantastic and honest
book includes thoughtful analyses and prescriptions for action from wise Jewish leaders
who lay out what more we could and should be doing in the pursuit of economic justice.
Ruth W. Messinger
Global Ambassador, American Jewish World Service

This powerful and illuminating exploration breaks the "code of silence" which
insidiously pervades the domain of the spiritual. The Sacred Exchange brilliantly and
gratefully mandates the intersection of financial astuteness and Jewish ethics.
Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life