Homelessness and Judaism Quotes
By: BJE Impact

“One who settles in a community for thirty days becomes obligated to contribute to the charity fund together with the other members of the community. One who settles there for three months becomes obligated to contribute to the soup kitchen. One who settles there for six months becomes obligated to contribute clothing with which the poor of the community can cover themselves. One who settles there for nine months becomes obligated to contribute to the burial fund for burying the community’s poor and providing for all their needs of burial.” – Maimonides, Laws of Gifts to the Poor 7:5

“If a community lacked a synagogue and a shelter for the poor, it was first obligated to build a shelter for the poor.” – Seder Hasidim

“Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe him and do not ignore your own kin” – Isaiah 58:7