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Ben Franklin's Loophole

Ben Franklin's Loophole

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While honesty may be the best policy, there are other policies, like tax evasion, insider trading and phony profits, that are also very good.

The Jewish Ethicist: Work Ethic

The Jewish Ethicist: Work Ethic

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How hard can I drive my workers?

The Jewish Ethicist: Smokescreen

The Jewish Ethicist: Smokescreen

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Is it ethical to screen incoming personal calls?

Friendship and Loyalty

Friendship and Loyalty

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In the darkened stairwell of One World Trade Center, one man taught the world the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

Through the Valley of Death

Through the Valley of Death

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The personal miracle of a rescue worker buried beneath the rubble of the Twin Towers.

The Jewish Ethicist: Selling Yourself Short

The Jewish Ethicist: Selling Yourself Short

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Is it ethical to sell blood plasma?

The Jewish Ethicist: Competitive Intelligence Vs. Intelligent Competition

The Jewish Ethicist: Competitive Intelligence Vs. Intelligent Competition

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Is it ethical to trick competitors into revealing secrets?

The Jewish Ethicist:  How Far is Wall Street from Las Vegas Boulevard?

The Jewish Ethicist: How Far is Wall Street from Las Vegas Boulevard?

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Is playing the market unethical?

The Rabbi's Daughter

The Rabbi's Daughter

by Shira Goetz

Starting a new job is no easy task when you have a title to live up to.

The Jewish Ethicist: Suspect Suspicions

The Jewish Ethicist: Suspect Suspicions

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Should I tell the teacher about a suspected thief?

Treating Aids in Africa

Treating Aids in Africa

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An American Jew tries to stem the tide with few resources and an overwhelming caseload.

The Jewish Ethicist: Forgive and Forget?

The Jewish Ethicist: Forgive and Forget?

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Should I convince my friend to forgive and forget?

Is Managed Care Unethical?

Is Managed Care Unethical?

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There are a variety of potentially problematic concepts that come into play when evaluating managed care according to Jewish values.

The Jewish Ethicist: Do I Deserve a Discount?

The Jewish Ethicist: Do I Deserve a Discount?

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Can I take advantage of a discount if I'm not sure I'm entitled?

The Jewish Ethicist: Falsifying Data

The Jewish Ethicist: Falsifying Data

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Is it okay to mislead if it doesn't lead to any damage?

An Overload of Success

An Overload of Success

by William F. Askinazi

One morning my heart stopped and at age 37 I died. Here is the story of my demise, my physical recovery and my spiritual rebirth.

The Jewish Ethicist: Taking the Fifth (Commandment)

The Jewish Ethicist: Taking the Fifth (Commandment)

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Do I have to honor my father even after he cheated me?

The Jewish Ethicist: Compromised Compromise

The Jewish Ethicist: Compromised Compromise

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When is a compromise unfair?

The Curse of the Billable Hour

The Curse of the Billable Hour

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As a lawyer, life can be an endless game of billing time. What happens to those non-billable hours?

The Jewish Ethicist - Silent Revolution

The Jewish Ethicist - Silent Revolution

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How can business create a structure that contributes to social responsibility?

Aaron Feuerstein: Bankrupt and  Wealthy

Aaron Feuerstein: Bankrupt and Wealthy

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Mr. Feuerstein is a legend in the corporate world. His company is now bankrupt and he doesn't regret a thing.

The Jewish Ethicist - Exam Scam

The Jewish Ethicist - Exam Scam

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Should I tell the teacher that my classmates cheated on an exam?

The Jewish Ethicist - Snooping on Students

The Jewish Ethicist - Snooping on Students

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Can I take action based on a student's private letter?

Silver Spoon Kids

Silver Spoon Kids

by Aish.com Staff

Money, kids and the sudden discovery of being Jewish. An interview with the authors of "Silver Spoon Kids."

The Jewish Ethicist: Righteous and Rapacious

The Jewish Ethicist: Righteous and Rapacious

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How do I relate to my seemingly pious neighbor's criminal acts?

Two-Time Survivor

Two-Time Survivor

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Norma survived both attacks on the World Trade Center and she believes she knows why.

The Jewish Ethicist: Middleman Muddle

The Jewish Ethicist: Middleman Muddle

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My real estate agent doesn't know I rented the apartment she found for me.

Elliott Gould: An Actor's Life

Elliott Gould: An Actor's Life

by Aish.com Staff

Elliott Gould discusses Jewish identity, education and the risks and benefits of being an actor in this candid interview.

The Jewish Ethicist: Edit Credit

The Jewish Ethicist: Edit Credit

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Getting published without getting credit.

Bringing Work Back Home

Bringing Work Back Home

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Confessions of an unbalanced mom. An excerpt from the new book, "Life's Work."

The Jewish Ethicist: Fast Service

The Jewish Ethicist: Fast Service

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Customers feel they're being cheated by my prompt service. Can I shlep out the repairs?

The Jewish Ethicist: Offsetting Loss Through False Claims

The Jewish Ethicist: Offsetting Loss Through False Claims

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Is it ethical to make a false claim to get money you rightly deserve?

The Jewish Ethicist: Is Business Ethical?

The Jewish Ethicist: Is Business Ethical?

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Isn't the Biblical ideal to engage in productive activity, not in trade where each person tries to take advantage of the other?

Professional Confidentiality in Jewish Law

Professional Confidentiality in Jewish Law

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When a patient has a medical condition that will endanger others, should the doctor tell?

The Jewish Ethicist: Cheating the Cheater

The Jewish Ethicist: Cheating the Cheater

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If I demand a receipt for a "cash-only" job, who's cheating whom?

The Jewish Ethicist: Unwarranted Warranty

The Jewish Ethicist: Unwarranted Warranty

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Is it ethical to market pricey extended warranties that most people don't need?

A Business Approach to Charity

A Business Approach to Charity

by Aish.com Staff

A Beverly Hills insurance broker applies savvy techniques to charitable giving.

The Jewish Ethicist: Lax Lawyer

The Jewish Ethicist: Lax Lawyer

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Do I have to pay first-rate prices for second-rate service?

The Jewish Ethicist: Borrow Sorrow

The Jewish Ethicist: Borrow Sorrow

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How much of a sacrifice do I need to make to pay off debt?

Profile: The Healing Spirit

Profile: The Healing Spirit

by Aish.com Staff

Cheri Morgan has dedicated her life to helping others.

The Jewish Ethicist: Pauper Presents

The Jewish Ethicist: Pauper Presents

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Can I accept gifts from my grateful but impoverished clients?

Receipt Deceit

Receipt Deceit

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Am I encouraging tax evasion when I patronize a "cash only" business?

State Lottery - Entertainment or Exploitation?

State Lottery - Entertainment or Exploitation?

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Is it ethical to promote lottery tickets?

The Jewish Ethicist: Contractor Malpractice

The Jewish Ethicist: Contractor Malpractice

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Do I have to pay a contractor for unnecessary work?

Taking a Risk

Taking a Risk

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Should you be skydiving for fun? Working as a bodyguard for a living? Judaism has a system to evaluate such risks.

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Bases

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Bases

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Is it ethical to steal bases? A special column for Purim.

The Jewish Ethicist: Poaching Employees

The Jewish Ethicist: Poaching Employees

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Can I hire a domestic worker away from her current employer?

The Jewish Ethicist: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The Jewish Ethicist: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

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Does an employer who runs a restaurant have the right to discontinue the policy of providing free meals?

Working Through the Pain

Working Through the Pain

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A relentless activist for special needs children now faces her own bout with cancer.

The Jewish Ethicist: Witness Character

The Jewish Ethicist: Witness Character

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Does an expert witness have to be impartial?