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Jewish ethics is part of an unbroken ancient religious tradition dating back more than 3,000 years. The Jewish Bible and the Talmud serve as the foundation of the Jewish religion. In Judaism, the notion of a covenant between God and Israel where both parties bear legal and ethical responsibilities is one of the most central themes.

Five Themes of Jewish Ethics

The following five themes of Jewish ethics were selected out of the vast ocean of Jewish literature because they are relevant to contemporary decision makers, especially in the context of business. There is no claim that this list is exhaustive or that it includes the most important issues in the history of Jewish ethics. Furthermore, the descriptions and interpretations that follow are not necessarily universally accepted ...

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