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The Jewish Ethicist: Immigration

The Jewish Ethicist: Immigration

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Hospitality is the best policy – when it is possible.

The Jewish Ethicist: Making a Match

The Jewish Ethicist: Making a Match

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Helping singles find their soul mates is a worthy communal endeavor.

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy Part 3

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy Part 3

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The laws of the sabbatical year were an inspiration for modern bankruptcy law.

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy, Part 2

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy, Part 2

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Debtors have to be left a minimal livelihood.

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy, Part 1

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy, Part 1

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Is it ever proper to advise someone to declare bankruptcy?

The Jewish Ethicist: When In Doubt, Apologize

The Jewish Ethicist: When In Doubt, Apologize

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Sometimes it's good to apologize, even if offense was not taken.

Lessons from My Stroke Patients

Lessons from My Stroke Patients

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I came prepared for the worst.

The Jewish Ethicist: Safe at Work

The Jewish Ethicist: Safe at Work

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Workers can't be expected to be in a constant state of vigilance.

A Contest of Wills

A Contest of Wills

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Sure it's legal, but is it right?

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay, Part 2

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay, Part 2

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Additional pitfalls to watch out for when using incentives in the workplace.

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay

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Incentives can lead to better and fairer outcomes, but they involve many ethical pitfalls.

Jewish Ethicist: Talmudic Investment Advice

Jewish Ethicist: Talmudic Investment Advice

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Prudent financial oversight is a religious ideal.

The Jewish Ethicist: Was this Stolen?

The Jewish Ethicist: Was this Stolen?

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Good-faith purchasers shouldn't suffer monetary loss.

Child Support

Child Support

Jewish tradition affirms father's obligation to support minor children.

The Jewish Ethicist: Watch Your Mouth

The Jewish Ethicist: Watch Your Mouth

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Clean speech is good for your character and your workplace.

Ethical Dilemmas: Columbia or Bust

Ethical Dilemmas: Columbia or Bust

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Financial responsibilities and the canceled speaking engagement.

The Jewish Ethicist: Lender Responsibility

The Jewish Ethicist: Lender Responsibility

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Lenders have an ethical responsibility not to put borrowers in an untenable situation.

The Jewish Ethicist: Mortgage Default

The Jewish Ethicist: Mortgage Default

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Sometimes walking away from your mortgage makes economic and ethical sense.

The Jewish Ethicist: Entitlement Vs. Charity

The Jewish Ethicist: Entitlement Vs. Charity

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Social insurance is not the same as charity.

Ethical Dilemmas: Shattered!

Ethical Dilemmas: Shattered!

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Can Jerry demand a refund or does he share responsibility for breaking the glass table?

The Jewish Ethicist: Complaints

The Jewish Ethicist: Complaints

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It's dangerous to ignore or punish worker grievances.

The Jewish Ethicist: Employment Benefits

The Jewish Ethicist: Employment Benefits

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Providing a job is the highest level of charity.

The Jewish Ethicist: How to Help the Jobless

The Jewish Ethicist: How to Help the Jobless

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The letter of the law, and beyond.

The Jewish Ethicist: Tuition Refunds

The Jewish Ethicist: Tuition Refunds

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Punitive refund conditions are unreasonable.

Promotion in Motion

Promotion in Motion

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A look back at my most devastating day at work.

The Jewish Ethicist: Download on YouTube

The Jewish Ethicist: Download on YouTube

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Don't lead the charge against copyrighted materials.

The Jewish Ethicist: Impartial Evaluation

The Jewish Ethicist: Impartial Evaluation

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Strive for impartiality even in the presence of petty feuds.

Money Talks

Money Talks

by Aaron Hirsch

If you loved someone who refused to answer your calls, how would you get their attention?

The Jewish Ethicist: Reluctant Recipient

The Jewish Ethicist: Reluctant Recipient

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Only truly needy people should accept charity.

Exposed

Exposed

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The road to securities fraud is paved with good intentions.

The Jewish Ethicist: Non-Compete Clause

The Jewish Ethicist: Non-Compete Clause

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I want to find a new job but the only job I'm qualified for is with a competitor.

The Jewish Ethicist: Conflict of Interest

The Jewish Ethicist: Conflict of Interest

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Is it ethical for me to promote my own company in shul building committee discussions?

Profile: The Wizard of Washington

Profile: The Wizard of Washington

by Aish.com Staff

Abe Pollin, business mogul and philanthropist, has died at age 85.

The Jewish Ethicist: Overdraft

The Jewish Ethicist: Overdraft

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Borrowing beyond current means should be only for the most vital necessities.

The Jewish Ethicist: The Piano Next Door

The Jewish Ethicist: The Piano Next Door

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Your piano playing may not be music to their ears.

The Jewish Ethicist: Coffee Conundrum

The Jewish Ethicist: Coffee Conundrum

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Can I borrow something small without permission?

The Jewish Ethicist: Coughing on the Bus

The Jewish Ethicist: Coughing on the Bus

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Flu victims should be careful in public places.

But Will Good Character Pay My Bills?

But Will Good Character Pay My Bills?

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My character was built in a hot dog stand.

The Jewish Ethicist: Con or Crunch?

The Jewish Ethicist: Con or Crunch?

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Lenders deserve to know if a shaky borrower has misled them.

The Jewish Ethicist: Nepotism?

The Jewish Ethicist: Nepotism?

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Is it ethical to show favoritism to family members?

The Jewish Ethicist: Health Insurance

The Jewish Ethicist: Health Insurance

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Jewish communities have always been charged with making minimum health care available for all

The Jewish Ethicist: The Office Pool

The Jewish Ethicist: The Office Pool

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The Jewish sages recognized that bettors tend to be overoptimistic.

The Jewish Ethicist: Investing with Charity Dollars

The Jewish Ethicist: Investing with Charity Dollars

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Can I invest charity money in a sure-fire investment?

The Jewish Ethicist: Upcoding

The Jewish Ethicist: Upcoding

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Helping the needy is praiseworthy, but it can't justify deceit.

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders 3

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders 3

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Some people can enjoy luxury, but most people are happiest with sublunary salaries.

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders II

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders II

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Making a killing with other people's money.

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders 1

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders 1

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Do Wall Street traders really earn their pay?

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering, Part 3

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering, Part 3

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Animal suffering is sanctioned when it serves a legitimate human need.

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering Part 2

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering Part 2

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Ethical obligations to animals stem in large measure from the benefit they provide us.

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering 1

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering 1

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Animals and people are kindred spirits, but far from equals