Jewish Business Ethics
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course dismisses altruism and self-sacrifice as foundations of morality, thereby subverting popular conceptions of morality. Jewish Business Ethics instead encourages engagement in seemingly mundane activities of business as an authentic path to righteousness whereby human dignity is found in self-sufficiency. Moreover, business activity is celebrated as something with significant spiritual potential. Jewish Business Ethics stems from the teachings of scholars who by and large were actively engaged in commerce themselves, leading to a body of work that is down to earth, relevant, and realistic.