Judaism represents a highly distinctive approach to the idea of equality, namely that it is best served not by equality of income or wealth, nor even of opportunity. Nor is it sufficient that we each have equal standing before God as times of prayer, and before the law in cases of dispute. A society must ensure equal dignity — the Hebrew phrase is kavod habriyot, "human honour" — to each of its members. "The great concern of Moses", wrote Henry George," was to lay the foundation of a social state in which deep poverty and degrading want should be unknown."

Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World