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The Jewish Ethicist:  Ethical Animals?

The Jewish Ethicist: Ethical Animals?

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Can animals uphold moral standards?

Who Owns the Million-Dollar Baseball?

Who Owns the Million-Dollar Baseball?

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Two fans claim ownership of the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his record-setting 73rd homer. How might Jewish law decide the case?

The Jewish Ethicist: Renegotiating a Low Estimate

The Jewish Ethicist: Renegotiating a Low Estimate

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If a job was harder than we expected, does the contractor deserve a little extra?

Holy Money

Holy Money

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Dealing honorably in business is the acid test for whether religion is truly relevant.

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing a Business Model

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing a Business Model

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What can I do when my client becomes my competitor?

To Life

To Life

by Dana Schwartz

After running from the Nazis as a 10-year-old, she has seen life come full circle.

The Jewish Ethicist: Terminal Deception

The Jewish Ethicist: Terminal Deception

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Can I keep a sick person from knowing how ill he is?

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Somebody Else's Mitzvah

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Somebody Else's Mitzvah

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Can it ever be bad to do good?

"You Incompetent Buffoon!"

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With the hundreds of service people we encounter in daily life, we are all, in a sense, their employers.

The Jewish Ethicist: Crooked Contributions

The Jewish Ethicist: Crooked Contributions

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Can my organization honor a businessman tainted by scandal?

The Jewish Ethicist: Is the Seller Taking Advantage of Me?

The Jewish Ethicist: Is the Seller Taking Advantage of Me?

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I ordered labels without asking the price -- now the seller has me over a barrel!

The Jewish Ethicist: Impatient Patients

The Jewish Ethicist: Impatient Patients

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How can I survive interminable waits at the doctor's?

Uncommon Inspiration

Uncommon Inspiration

by Aish.com Staff

Dan Ciporin, the CEO of leading comparison-shopping site DealTime.com, earned his stripes in a refugee camp for Cambodian children.

To Work, Divine

To Work, Divine

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Many of us walk around the workplace wishing we were elsewhere despite the fact that the work we do is deeply gratifying. What gives?

The Jewish Ethicist: Evicting Indigent Tenants

The Jewish Ethicist: Evicting Indigent Tenants

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How can I make a profit without turning into Snidely Whiplash?

My Better Half

My Better Half

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King Solomon had it easy. It's splitting the mother in half that causes real problems.

The Jewish Ethicist: Protecting Oneself From Slander

The Jewish Ethicist: Protecting Oneself From Slander

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Where do you draw the line between self-defense and vindictiveness?

The Jewish Ethicist Showing Mercy to No Shows

The Jewish Ethicist Showing Mercy to No Shows

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Can I charge patients who cancel at the last minute?

The Jewish Ethicist When Can I Hold On To Assets

The Jewish Ethicist When Can I Hold On To Assets

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Dispute resolution - is it a threat or a promise?

The Time Bind

The Time Bind

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Would you rather spend your time at home or at the office?

The Jewish Ethicist Granting Forgiveness

The Jewish Ethicist Granting Forgiveness

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

The Infertility Angel

The Infertility Angel

by Aish.com Staff

A top doctor in the field of male infertility speaks about professional success, medical ethics, and his Jewish passion.

The Jewish Ethicist: Intrusive Sales Pitches

The Jewish Ethicist: Intrusive Sales Pitches

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Is it unethical to slam the receiver on an annoying salesperson?

The Jewish Ethicist:  Getting Undeserved Goodwill

The Jewish Ethicist: Getting Undeserved Goodwill

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Is it wrong to get credit for something you didn't do?

Profile: Beyond Toys

Profile: Beyond Toys

by Aish.com Staff

Michael Goldstein, former CEO of Toys 'R Us, has segued his corporate success into a charitable empire.

Going Back to Work

Going Back to Work

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With the world changed so dramatically, how can I go back to business as usual?

The Jewish Ethicist:  The Black Truth About White Lies

The Jewish Ethicist: The Black Truth About White Lies

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Do seemingly justifiable white lies set a bad example for children?

The Art of Tzedakah

The Art of Tzedakah

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Judaism has developed a game plan for giving that is part artform, part science and all good sense.

The Jewish Ethicist: Is

The Jewish Ethicist: Is "Cheers" Ethical?

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Is there anything wrong with being an owner of a pub?

The Jewish Ethicist:  Accepting Responsibility for Mistakes

The Jewish Ethicist: Accepting Responsibility for Mistakes

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Even the Jewish Ethicist needs to make some corrections and clarifications.

My Day in Court

My Day in Court

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A rookie lawyer's disaster in court teaches him a lesson in personal responsibility.

The Jewish Ethicist: Taking a Chance on Gambling

The Jewish Ethicist: Taking a Chance on Gambling

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Can my youth group raise funds using gambling?

The Jewish Ethicist: Downsizing Dilemmas

The Jewish Ethicist: Downsizing Dilemmas

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Who comes first - owners or workers?

The Jewish Ethicist:

The Jewish Ethicist: "I Quit!"

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Morality and being a mensch in quitting.

The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

by Aish.com Staff

Zmira Rosenthal has taken over 60 foster children into her home. What makes this woman tick?

The Jewish Ethicist: Bank Error in Your  Favor - Collect $200

The Jewish Ethicist: Bank Error in Your Favor - Collect $200

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Do I have to return money that a customer paid by mistake?

The Kippah Quandary

The Kippah Quandary

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My landmark dilemma of newfound "kippahedness": do I wear a kippah to the job interview or not?

The Jewish Ethicist:  Marketing

The Jewish Ethicist: Marketing "Lite" Doctorates

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Could I be helping my clients to con others?

The Jewish Ethicist:  Your'e Fired!

The Jewish Ethicist: Your'e Fired!

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Ethics and etiquette in firing.

The Jewish Ethicist: Phony Collect Calls

The Jewish Ethicist: Phony Collect Calls

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When you're stuck at the pizzeria with no ride home and no money to make a call, calling the operator may seem like the best solution.

Trading Places: An Interview with Morris Smith

Trading Places: An Interview with Morris Smith

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How one man walked away from power and prestige to truly have it all.

The Jewish Ethicist: Kicking Back Kickbacks

The Jewish Ethicist: Kicking Back Kickbacks

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When is it ethical to pay or receive kickbacks?

The Jewish Ethicist: Money-Back Guarantee

The Jewish Ethicist: Money-Back Guarantee

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I'm no longer "completely satisfied" with the now-frayed sweater I purchased two years ago. Can I return it?

Being Vs. Doing

Being Vs. Doing

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Separating "Who I Am" from "What I Do".

The Jewish Ethicist: Job Referrals

The Jewish Ethicist: Job Referrals

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Ethical guidelines on what to say and what's proper to keep to yourself.

The Jewish Ethicist: How Old Is S/HE

The Jewish Ethicist: How Old Is S/HE

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Is it ethical to lie about someone's age for the purpose of dating?

The Jewish Ethicist: Playing Hooky

The Jewish Ethicist: Playing Hooky

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Is there anything wrong with cutting class once in a while?

Leadership and Corporate America

Leadership and Corporate America

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The corporate environment is always changing. Here's my checklist of the ten most desired leadership traits I learned in the U.S. Army.

The Jewish Ethicist: Religious Disclosure

The Jewish Ethicist: Religious Disclosure

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Does one have to tell a prospective employer that he keeps Shabbat? Is it permissible for a man to remove his kippah?

The Jewish Ethicist: Counterfeit Bills

The Jewish Ethicist: Counterfeit Bills

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Can you pass it along or does "the buck stop here?"