Author: Allen Schwartz

Shemittat Kesafim: Reclaiming a Forgotten Mitzvah

Does the Torah take more of a socialist or a capitalist approach to society? The Torah, in fact, embraces aspects of both socialism and capitalism. The Aseret Hadibrot, Ten Commandments, concludes with a warning not to covet one’s neighbor’s property,1 which underscores an appreciation for individual ownership. Masechet Avot2 understands that a society that eschews […]