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“Tzedeka” is usually translated as “charity”. From a rabbinic perspective, Tzedeka represents the balance between maintaining civic order and ensuring social justice. The first chapter of the Talmudic tractate of Bava Batra approaches this issue in the context of drawing boundaries between private and public properties. This class explores ways in which the rabbis attempt to strike a just and healthy balance between the communal interest of law and order and the individual need for attentive consideration and care.