Category Archives: A Jewish Lens on Taxation

A Sum Total Scrapbook

Franny Silverman
March 8, 2013

That pasta dinner with live music in Bloomington the first night of the residency at Indiana.  The big audition I flew back for that never materialized into anything more than a big audition.  The unexpected flights and airfare change fees that aren’t deductible because visiting your dying grandmother over and again all winter long is More »


Half a Shekel

Alex Braver
March 6, 2013

God is a God of taxes.  Or at least, it might have seemed that way to ancient Jewish farmers living in the land of Israel.  They had to give a gift offering to the priests, then take a tenth of what was left and give it to the Levites, then another tenth to be eaten More »


High Holy Pay Day

Shawn Shafner
March 3, 2013

On Yom Kippur, our soul’s slate is cleansed before the one, united God. On April 15th, our bank accounts are cleansed before the United States Government. The parallels don’t end there, however. The weeks leading up to these fateful days present many opportunities for reflection. How might I have wronged others this past year? Did More »