Effective altruism for jews
Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about it. But working out what that ‘something’ is, let alone actually doing it, can be a difficult challenge.
Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reasoning to work out how to help others as much as possible. It is also a community of people taking these answers seriously, by focusing their efforts on the most promising solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Our Jewish tradition is grounded in principles of justice and charity (tzedakah), and working to repair the world (tikkun olam). Jews have been active in pursuing these values throughout our long history, putting them into action in myriad different ways.
At its heart, effective altruism is about answering one basic question: How can we use our resources to help others the most? At effective altruism for Jews, we are passionate about applying our Jewish perspectives to help answer this question by using reason and evidence to have the greatest possible impact we possibly can
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