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The Jew in the Boardroom

The Jew in the Boardroom

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Being Jewish in a non-Jewish workplace.

The Jewish Ethicist: Bargaining Ethics

The Jewish Ethicist: Bargaining Ethics

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When is it a bluff?

The Jewish Ethicist: Wearing Fur

The Jewish Ethicist: Wearing Fur

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Is it wrong to wear fur?

The Jewish Ethicist: Rate and Switch

The Jewish Ethicist: Rate and Switch

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The ethics of shopping around.

The Jewish Ethicist: Paying Workers on Time

The Jewish Ethicist: Paying Workers on Time

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My paycheck is late!

The Jewish Ethicist: Exclusive Schools

The Jewish Ethicist: Exclusive Schools

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Should schools cater to an elite?

My Year of Living Dangerously

My Year of Living Dangerously

by Laura Singer

Last year I walked away from my law firm -- the job, the title, and the money -- with no plans whatsoever to find another job.

The Jewish Ethicist: All's Fair in Love?

The Jewish Ethicist: All's Fair in Love?

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How much should I tell a date?

The Jewish Ethicist: Comfort and Competition

The Jewish Ethicist: Comfort and Competition

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My clientele prefers familiarity over innovation.

The Jewish Ethicist: Affirmative Action

The Jewish Ethicist: Affirmative Action

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Are affirmative action programs ethical?

The Jewish Ethicist: Overtime for Lost Time

The Jewish Ethicist: Overtime for Lost Time

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Can an employer demand overtime when vacation days disrupt routine?

My Boss Is Not God

My Boss Is Not God

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Sometimes getting unstuck takes divine help.

The Jewish Ethicist: Supplier Struggle

The Jewish Ethicist: Supplier Struggle

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Is it unethical to play suppliers against each other to get the lowest bid possible?

Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

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As a generation blessed with abundant wealth, Sukkot ensures that we keep our priorities straight.

The Jewish Ethicist: Charity Begins at Home

The Jewish Ethicist: Charity Begins at Home

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But a real home is even better.

The Jewish Ethicist: Caustic Critic

The Jewish Ethicist: Caustic Critic

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Can I publish a brutally honest album review?

The Jewish Ethicist: New Year: Time for Spiritual Accounting

The Jewish Ethicist: New Year: Time for Spiritual Accounting

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What the world of business can teach us about our annual process of repentance and renewal.

The Jewish Ethicist: Clerical Criticism

The Jewish Ethicist: Clerical Criticism

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Are religious leaders subject to criticism?

The Jewish Ethicist: Vindictive Vendor

The Jewish Ethicist: Vindictive Vendor

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How can I punish an abusive competitor?

The Jewish Ethicist: Not For Profit?

The Jewish Ethicist: Not For Profit?

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Should charity executives get huge salaries?

Blogging Ethics II

Blogging Ethics II

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Is the blogger responsible for defamatory posts?

The Jewish Ethicist: Worker Ownership II

The Jewish Ethicist: Worker Ownership II

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Jewish perspectives on worker ownership

The Jewish Ethicist: Worker Ownership I

The Jewish Ethicist: Worker Ownership I

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Should workers have a say?

Sharing God's Work

Sharing God's Work

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Dr. Brooks leads the way along the turbulent journey into the world of fertility science.

The Jewish Ethicist: Racial Profiling II

The Jewish Ethicist: Racial Profiling II

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A remarkable story in the Talmud relates to issues of racial profiling.

The Jewish Ethicist: Racial Profiling I

The Jewish Ethicist: Racial Profiling I

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Should law enforcement be color-blind?

You're Not Hired

You're Not Hired

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Getting the Divine kick in the pants.

The Jewish Ethicist: Hush Money

The Jewish Ethicist: Hush Money

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Can I reveal my salary to a co-worker?

The Jewish Ethicist: Silly Love Songs

The Jewish Ethicist: Silly Love Songs

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What songs are bad for our spiritual health?

The Jewish Ethicist: Songs and Sanctity

The Jewish Ethicist: Songs and Sanctity

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Music can be uplifting or debasing.

You're Fired!

You're Fired!

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My job requires me to carry out tasks that a malnourished orangutan could perform. No wonder I dream of being fired.

The Jewish Ethicist: Disinformation

The Jewish Ethicist: Disinformation

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Can I mislead nosey rivals?

The Jewish Ethicist: Spectator Sports

The Jewish Ethicist: Spectator Sports

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Do sporting events have ethical value?

The Jewish Ethicist: Death is Different

The Jewish Ethicist: Death is Different

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What does Judaism say about the death penalty?

The Jewish Ethicist: Privacy and the Private Eye

The Jewish Ethicist: Privacy and the Private Eye

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Where's the line between emulation and espionage?

The Jewish Ethicist: Anonymous Giving

The Jewish Ethicist: Anonymous Giving

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When is it better to give in secret?

The Jewish Ethicist: Spirit, Sport, and Steroids

The Jewish Ethicist: Spirit, Sport, and Steroids

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Should athletes use artificial means to go higher, faster and stronger?

The Jewish Ethicist: Keeping Your Computer Holy

The Jewish Ethicist: Keeping Your Computer Holy

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How can I overcome the temptation to view improper sites?

The Jewish Ethicist: Donor Trouble

The Jewish Ethicist: Donor Trouble

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Should I keep a controversial donor secret?

The Jewish Ethicist: Blogging Ethics

The Jewish Ethicist: Blogging Ethics

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Can I fire an employee who criticizes the company in a blog?

The Jewish Ethicist: Peer Pressure

The Jewish Ethicist: Peer Pressure

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How can I buck my colleagues' efforts to discourage me from losing weight?

The Jewish Ethicist: Clique Doesn't Click

The Jewish Ethicist: Clique Doesn't Click

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How should we relate to exclusive social circles?

The Jewish Ethicist: Reasonable Remedy

The Jewish Ethicist: Reasonable Remedy

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Is it ethical for medicines to be so expensive?

The Jewish Ethicist: Disorganized Labor

The Jewish Ethicist: Disorganized Labor

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Is it disloyal for me to leave my union?

The Jewish Ethicist: Fix, Forgive, Forget Redux

The Jewish Ethicist: Fix, Forgive, Forget Redux

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What if I can't forgive?

The Jewish Ethicist: Dating Deduction

The Jewish Ethicist: Dating Deduction

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Who should pay for dating data?

The Jewish Ethicist: Fix, Forgive, Forget

The Jewish Ethicist: Fix, Forgive, Forget

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Should I just "forgive and forget" an assault?

The Jewish Ethicist: Attraction Distraction

The Jewish Ethicist: Attraction Distraction

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Promoting modesty in the modern workplace

Where Worlds Collide

Where Worlds Collide

by Debra Nussbaum Cohen

At the intersection of modern medicine and Jewish law stands Dr. Edward Reichman.

The Jewish Ethicist: The Ownership Society

The Jewish Ethicist: The Ownership Society

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What does Judaism say about "the ownership society"?

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