adoption

The Mitzvah Of Adoption, Orphans In Russia And The Baal Shem Tov

02/19/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

A Chabad family in Nepal recently made a great public Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of God’s name) by adopting a starving child. While definitions for these terms vary, what is clear is that there are millions of orphans around the world and we must all do our part.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The Jewish Imperative For Child Adoption

01/09/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Millions of children fall asleep every night hungry, wearing an unchanged diaper, and with no one to hold them as they cry themselves to sleep. There is perhaps no greater suffering than to feel unloved, unwanted, and uncared for by anyone. This is the story of the orphan.

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.
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