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What is the secret to attaining genuine integrity?

What is the secret to attaining genuine integrity?

This video encourages the discussion of Jewish values as they relate to contemporary culture. Jewlarious does not endorse any particular film.

Comments (17)

(15) Scott, May 6, 2012 4:24 PM

integrity will set you free

This reminded me of my first interview for an accouting job for a summer during college. It was through accounttemps and he wanted to pay me what they would pay me what they would, but forget they even existed. I didn't take the job and became a security guard for the summer. I am a CPA and very happy I made the decision to be trustworthy.

(14) Anonymous, April 29, 2012 8:02 PM

I lost my job; but kept my faith.

When asked to look the other way by a manager, then sign off on reports false numbers, I had to deside. I ended up in a position earning considerably less while the embezzelling boss ended up promoted. The company fixed the problem so the books could not be altered, but integrety doesn't always turn out best for us finacially. But it will turn out best for our spirits. That is what matters most. My integrety was worth upwards of $60,000.00 a year to that company. To me, it is priceless. I would hope I could make the same choice again. I hope I don't have too.

(13) nancy, April 25, 2012 11:41 PM

How many would pass the test?

I loved this video...how true, how do we know what kind of person we really are, unless we are tested. It's easy to say we would do a particular thing when we have nothing to lose.

(12) Amy Flowers, April 25, 2012 7:45 PM

Integrity is to say what you mean and mean what you say.

I teach a course on Character-Building to incarcerated teenage boys and one of the values I teach is integrity. I define it as "Say what you mean and mean what you say." If you have integrity, people respect you and you have self-respect.

(11) mordechai, April 25, 2012 3:51 PM

bad message

while the outcome was fairly predictable, the message was wrong. it sets up g-d as some sort of super accountant. a more compelling message would have been for the man to make the correct decision and live with the difficult consequences as happens in real life.

(10) Anonymous, April 24, 2012 11:20 PM


Very good; we need men with good character and integrity. We need people that is for truth. This is the kind of people to lead our country, as well as in all work places.

(9) Dr. Rick Stoppe, April 24, 2012 9:42 PM

Great Lesson, Poor Management Practice

The 6 persons who agreed to practice would be angry. Two probably would report the request requiring a government investigation. All would tell their friends of the demand and the company would have a bad reputation.

(8) Sarah, April 24, 2012 6:02 PM

Well done

There is only one thing that belongs to us in this world, and that is our will. All the rest belongs to Hashem but He has no say over our will. We choose the way of Hashem, or the way away from Hashem and carry the consequences in each choice.

(7) nir, April 24, 2012 1:10 AM

Life is a test.

(6) Anonymous, April 24, 2012 12:33 AM

This is nice but it is a violation of lifnay eevar lo sitain michshol before a blind man don't put a stumbling block

(5) Jonathan, April 23, 2012 1:22 PM

Tikun Olam

Wow! What a great message. The work place needs more integrity and honesty like this.

(4) doubtnomore, April 23, 2012 12:13 PM

triumph of ethics

what kind of other people does the boss have on his team? this is sneaky; its a sad day when we realize that there are such abuses happening in business. Pay the bills or be ethical. Shows that we have been pushed to the wall by lawlessness. If more people were as brave as this man; we would all live in a different world, a torah observant world, overnight.

(3) Phil, April 23, 2012 3:29 AM

A midrash

I just know there's a midrash that fits in with this story perfectly. Can someone share it?

(2) Richard, April 22, 2012 12:49 PM


What an honourable person! If only more of us would be like him. Well done Aish for delivering this message. Thank you

Ruth, April 23, 2012 1:53 PM

It's always right to do right

this is the kind of circumstances that divides the men from the boys. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and you will aways come out the winner in the end. This attitude only comes from G-d. Man always seeks his own but it takes a yielding to the divine nature to do right.

chris, April 23, 2012 11:28 PM

I couldn't agree more Ruth; the character Javier was a man of faith and integrity through the whole film. This scene is contrasted in the movie with a man man of far less integrity; that contrast makes it all the more powerful!!

(1) Jack, April 22, 2012 12:03 PM

That was great

I kinda saw it coming, but I still cried like a baby at the end. I love to see the triumph of ethics. Well done, Jewlarious!


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