The following post is meant to generate discussion on a timely issue. Its purpose is to state the need for each organization to develop its own ethics protocol, rather than to suggest any particular authoritative document.    People may violate ethical boundaries within an organization in ways that they would never do in their private... Read more »
A recent incident highlighted the nature of who is deciding issues of medical ethics. A study of 1,300 very premature babies[1] whose undeveloped lungs require extra oxygen to be artificially supplied, tried to determine the correct oxygen levels. Too much oxygen can cause severe eye damage and blindness, whereas too little can lead to brain... Read more »
In this second class on Jewish Business Ethics, we will explore how Torah or Jewish Law deals with a variety of commerce-related issues. We will outline some of the principles that underlie Jewish business law, and demonstrate how Torah law provides a framework for holding the business world to a higher ethical standard. This shiur... Read more »
How can Jewish values direct our conduct in the workplace? Some people are under the impression that Judaism concerns itself only with kosher food, prayer in the synagogue, and the celebration of Shabbat and Festivals. Business affairs, they reason, are governed by common sense and one’s personal sense of ethics. One’s conduct in the workplace... Read more »
Ethical issues in modern medicine are of great concern and interest to all physicians and health-care providers throughout the world, as well as to the public at large. Judaism is unique among modern ethical systems in that it comprises a continuum of recorded deliberations and decisions dating back several millennia. Jewish scholars and ethicists have... Read more »