On Purim, are Jews obligated to give money to panhandlers? (COMMENTARY)

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(RNS) While teaching an adult class regarding our obligation to preserve the “kavod” or dignity of panhandlers, a predictable question arose: When I give money to someone on the street, how do I know they won’t use it for drugs or alcohol? Other questions followed: * How many people do I need to give to? […]

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