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How does the concept of “tzedakah” apply to government, especially in Israel, since it is a Jewish state? Does the government also have a religious obligation to provide for the needy members of society? Or is this just an issue for individuals?

Click here for a(n) Orthodox answer by Rabbi Reuven Bulka
Click here for a(n) Conservative answer by Rabbi Joel Rembaum (Emeritus)
Click here for a(n) Reform answer by Rabbi John Sherwood, Deceased (z"l)