The Jewish Ethicist: Product Safety

Consumer products should be safe for the variety of uses that can be expected of them.

The Jewish Ethicist: Paying on Time

All creditors need to paid on time, but workers especially.

The Jewish Ethicist: Making a Match

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy Part 3

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

Lessons from My Stroke Patients

I came prepared for the worst.

The Jewish Ethicist: Safe at Work

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

A Contest of Wills

Sure it's legal, but is it right?

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay, Part 2

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Perform, Then Pay

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

Child Support

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Watch Your Mouth

Clean speech is good for your character and your workplace.

Ethical Dilemmas: Columbia or Bust

Financial responsibilities and the canceled speaking engagement.

The Jewish Ethicist: Lender Responsibility

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Mortgage Default

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

Ethical Dilemmas: Shattered!

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

Promotion in Motion

A look back at my most devastating day at work.

Money Talks

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Non-Compete Clause

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

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

Profile: The Wizard of Washington

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Overdraft

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

But Will Good Character Pay My Bills?

My character was built in a hot dog stand.

The Jewish Ethicist: Con or Crunch?

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Health Insurance

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

The Jewish Ethicist: The Office Pool

The Jewish sages recognized that bettors tend to be overoptimistic.

The Jewish Ethicist: Upcoding

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Tycoon Traders 3

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering, Part 3

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Animal Suffering Part 2

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

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