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Jewish Ethics and Counselor Decision-Making
Jewish ethics and counselor decision-making

Judaism is a diverse culture with its own history, language, homeland, philosophy, religion, and ethics. Definitions of Judaism (Kellner, 1993) can be both secular (i.e., Zionist, calling for the resettlement of Jews in their ancient homeland, or non-Zionist) and religious (i.e., Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform). Judaism is oriented toward practical perfection in the world and its behavioral norms are codified in the Halakhah or Jewish Law. Academic achievements and financial success, not for the sake of possessing knowledge or material wealth but rather for the sake of doing, are recurrent themes in Judaism (Rosen & Weltman, 1996). In contrast to the predominant Christian orientation of Western religions, which are primarily concerned with questions of faith and ...

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