The Jewish Ethicist: Undercharge Undercurrent

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Blind Stealing

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

If I Were a Rich Man

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con II

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Confidential Ex-Con, Part 1

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

Defect Disclosure

When do I have to let customers know about defects?

Confessions of a Yam-less Mother

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

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Costly Competition

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

The Jewish Firefighter

Forget about law school. Become a firefighter.

The Jewish Ethicist: Distant Danger

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

Celebrating the Success of Others

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 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.


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: Exorbitant Execs

Is it ethical for executives to pay themselves stratospheric salaries?

What's In Store

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?

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

Bartering with God

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Welfare State: Private vs. Community

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Reference Redux

Further insights on the ethical dimensions in giving references.

Career, Interrupted

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

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

My African Vacation

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: Fraught Freebie

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

Managing the Stars

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Adversity in Possession

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

The Jewish Ethicist: Avoid or Advise?

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

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