About the Author


Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir is Research Director at the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem (www.besr.org). He studied at Harvard, received a PhD in Economics from MIT, and rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Prior to moving to Israel, he worked at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Reagan administration. Rabbi Dr. Meir is also a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Jerusalem College of Technology and has published several articles on business, economics and Jewish law. He is the author of the two-volume, "Meaning in Mitzvot (Feldheim), and his Aish.com columns form the basis of the "Jewish Ethicist" book (ktav.com).

The Jewish Ethicist - Predatory Lending

Mortgage lenders are entitled to protection from sudden foreclosure.

The Jewish Ethicist - Flawed Freebies

Don't pressure a struggling business owner into providing free services.

The Jewish Ethicist - Careless Cashier

When returning the extra change will get the cashier in trouble.

The Jewish Ethicist - Off Target

Unrealistic targets are an invitation to unethical activity

The Jewish Ethicist - Short Notice Cancellation

They cancelled a few hours before the party. Am I entitled to reparations?

The Jewish Ethicist - Smart and Rich

It's okay to profit from superior knowledge if it was fairly obtained.

The Jewish Ethicist - Eat Now, Pay Later

Can I open kids' treats in the supermarket and pay at checkout?

The Jewish Ethicist - Anti-Aristocracy

Understanding the Torah's obligation of tithing. It's more than fighting poverty.

The Jewish Ethicist - Bank Error

Can I keep the money the bank mistakenly deposited into my account?

The Jewish Ethicist - Slander in Self-Defense

Can I bad-mouth an employee who suddenly quit to go into competition?

The Jewish Ethicist - Under the Table

Should I register my protest and give it to my friend's boss?

The Jewish Ethicist - Global Threats

What does the Torah say about pollution when there is no effective communal authority to regulate it?

The Jewish Ethicist - Homework Help

The delicate line between helping a child with assignments and actually doing them.

The Jewish Ethicist - Teenager in our Midst

Should we report our neighbor who is breaking our age-restricted community by-laws?

The Jewish Ethicist - Addiction: Servitude to Substances

It is incumbent on all Jews to work to redeem addicts from theirdestructive habits.

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