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The Jewish Ethicist: Rebate Racket

The Jewish Ethicist: Rebate Racket

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Can I offer customers a fake rebate?

The Jewish Ethicist: Undercharge Undercurrent

The Jewish Ethicist: Undercharge Undercurrent

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Do I need to report an undercharge if it will indict the cashier?

The Jewish Ethicist: Finders Keepers?

The Jewish Ethicist: Finders Keepers?

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A primer on the laws related to lost objects.

The Jewish Ethicist: Resume Redux

The Jewish Ethicist: Resume Redux

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Can I hide the fact that I'm overqualified for a job?

The Jewish Ethicist: Blind Stealing

The Jewish Ethicist: Blind Stealing

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Do I need to tell a storeowner that his assistant is stealing?

The Jewish Ethicist: Asceticism

The Jewish Ethicist: Asceticism

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When exactly is deprivation praiseworthy?

If I Were a Rich Man

If I Were a Rich Man

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Losing a lot of money, just like suddenly making millions, forces you to confront your real priorities in life.

The Jewish Ethicist: Arms and the Businessman

The Jewish Ethicist: Arms and the Businessman

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Is it ethical to be involved in the weapons industry?

The Jewish Ethicist: Debtor's Prison

The Jewish Ethicist: Debtor's Prison

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Is it ethical to jail people for debts?

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con II

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con II

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Should I tell a business owner that a job applicant has a criminal record?

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con, Part 1

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con, Part 1

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Should I tell a business owner that a job applicant has a criminal record?

Defect Disclosure

Defect Disclosure

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When do I have to let customers know about defects?

The Jewish Ethicist: Spam Jam

The Jewish Ethicist: Spam Jam

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Can I advertise my product through mass mailing?

Confessions of a Yam-less Mother

Confessions of a Yam-less Mother

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As a doctor, wife and mother, I was blessed to have it all. But that leaves me on my toes, spinning as fast as I possibly can.

The Jewish Ethicist: Revoloving Door

The Jewish Ethicist: Revoloving Door

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Should public servants go to work for the very businesses they policed?

The Jewish Ethicist: A Room With a View

The Jewish Ethicist: A Room With a View

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Does the landlord have to make sure an apartment is livable?

The Jewish Ethicist: Salad-Bar Scandal

The Jewish Ethicist: Salad-Bar Scandal

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Should I tell a clerk about a petty shoplifter?

The Jewish Ethicist: Fresh or Free

The Jewish Ethicist: Fresh or Free

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Can I scheme to take advantage of a free offer?

The Jewish Ethicist: Malicious Merchant

The Jewish Ethicist: Malicious Merchant

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Should I withhold my business from an unsavory merchant?

The Jewish Ethicist: Costly Competition

The Jewish Ethicist: Costly Competition

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Can I use my cost advantage to drive a competitor out of business?

The Jewish Firefighter

The Jewish Firefighter

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Forget about law school. Become a firefighter.

The Jewish Ethicist: Distant Danger

The Jewish Ethicist: Distant Danger

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Is it ethical to sell cosmetics that pose a minor health hazard?

Celebrating the Success of Others

Celebrating the Success of Others

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We can either tear down another person's success or be inspired by the example. We can choose to be Abel, or choose to be Cain.

The Jewish Ethicist: Why the World Needs a Jewish State

The Jewish Ethicist: Why the World Needs a Jewish State

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The Jewish state in the land of Israel is not only ethically justifiable, but an essential condition for the realization of the ethical vision of the prophets.

Envy

Envy

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Our obsession for acquiring wealth has far less to do with our personal wants than with our refusal to have less than others.

The Jewish Ethicist: Riches to Rags

The Jewish Ethicist: Riches to Rags

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Should I give charity to a formerly wealthy person?

The Jewish Ethicist: Exorbitant Execs

The Jewish Ethicist: Exorbitant Execs

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Is it ethical for executives to pay themselves stratospheric salaries?

What's In Store

What's In Store

by Ilan Silverstone

I may be only 15 years old, but there's plenty I've learned about life from working in a store.

The Jewish Ethicist: Internet Privacy II: What Information Should Not Be Revealed?

The Jewish Ethicist: Internet Privacy II: What Information Should Not Be Revealed?

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Some information should never be disclosed, even if the person consents to such exposure.

Bartering with God

Bartering with God

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I never believed in the Divine Barter System. Never believed those "miracles" would happen… until they happened to me.

The Jewish Ethicist: Internet Privacy I: When Is

The Jewish Ethicist: Internet Privacy I: When Is "Consent" Truly Informed?

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When is it unethical to collect and sell user data from the Internet?

The Jewish Ethicist: Welfare State: Private vs. Community

The Jewish Ethicist: Welfare State: Private vs. Community

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The Jewish approach to alleviating poverty and its applications for today.

The Jewish Ethicist: Reference Redux

The Jewish Ethicist: Reference Redux

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Further insights on the ethical dimensions in giving references.

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Customers_

The Jewish Ethicist: Stealing Customers_

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What is considered fair competition for customers?

Career, Interrupted

Career, Interrupted

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I have never second-guessed my decision to be a stay-at-home mother, but getting the head and heart to merge has been tough.

The Jewish Ethicist: Bad Business

The Jewish Ethicist: Bad Business

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Do I have to give up my job if I think it entails aiding immorality?

The Jewish Ethicist:  Sticky Status Seeker

The Jewish Ethicist: Sticky Status Seeker

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Is it ethical to wear wannabe designer items?

My African Vacation

My African Vacation

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My vacations are usually escapes to places where cares are few and comforts are many. This year I went where cares are many and comforts are few.

The Jewish Ethicist: Just Fine, or Unjust Fine?

The Jewish Ethicist: Just Fine, or Unjust Fine?

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Is it fair to demand an exaggerated fine for damage?

The Jewish Ethicist: Fraught Freebie

The Jewish Ethicist: Fraught Freebie

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Is it okay to take home soap and shampoo from the hotel room?

The Jewish Ethicist: Revealing Reference

The Jewish Ethicist: Revealing Reference

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Should I tell an applicant why he was refused for a job?

The Jewish Ethicist: Birthright Bias

The Jewish Ethicist: Birthright Bias

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Is it proper to disinherit a wayward child?

The Jewish Ethicist: Age Discrimination

The Jewish Ethicist: Age Discrimination

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Sometimes age does make a difference.

Managing the Stars

Managing the Stars

by Aish.com Staff

Meet Joel and Rob Mandel, business managers for some of the hottest names in entertainment, who take their Jewishness very seriously.

The Jewish Ethicist: Friendly Loans

The Jewish Ethicist: Friendly Loans

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The Jewish way of giving and paying back loans.

The Jewish Ethicist: Widows and Orphans

The Jewish Ethicist: Widows and Orphans

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As customers, do widows deserve special treatment ?

The Jewish Ethicist: Adversity in Possession

The Jewish Ethicist: Adversity in Possession

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The law says that if I think land is mine, it becomes mine. Is that ethical?

The Jewish Ethicist: Globalization

The Jewish Ethicist: Globalization

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The risks and benefits of a worldwide marketplace.

The Jewish Ethicist: Avoid or Advise?

The Jewish Ethicist: Avoid or Advise?

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Should we tell an incompetent merchant why customers are staying away?

The Jewish Ethicist: Boycotts

The Jewish Ethicist: Boycotts

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Are boycotts a legitimate means to fight overpricing?

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