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“Ruth came and gleaned in a field, behind the reapers, and as luck would have it, it was the piece of land belonging to Boaz, who was of Elimelech’s [Naomi’s late husband’s] family” (Ruth 2:3).


Leftover Scraps (Julia Andelman): Using Millet’s painting, The Gleaners, to highlight the mitzvah of leaving the corners of fields and the continued importance of retaining the dignity of the gleaners in our society.

Whose Land? (Matthew Berkowitz): The mitzvah of gleaning as a lesson in restraint and the reward that can follow

From Gleaning to Tzedakah (Ismar Schorsch): Gleaning as the foundation for charity

From Duty to Community and Back (Nigel Savage): The founder and president of Hazon discusses the ways in which community and obligation are intertwined