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An overview of Jewish ethical literature and thought

Business ethics

Medical ethics/Bioethics

Paying for medical care

Debating Reform Jewish bioethics, by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

Jewish bioethics: Homosexuality and LGBT inclusion in the Jewish community

Opioids, pain control and suicide

Ethics of human sexuality

Ethics and keeping kosher

Jewish view of gambling

Including People With Disabilities in the Jewish Community

Philosophy of ethics

Jewish views on forgiveness

Morality, Halakha and the Jewish Tradition

Does Jewish Tradition Recognize an Ethic Independent of Halakha

Book reviews: Books on Jewish ethics

Gender related issues

The truth about agunot and annulment in Jewish law

Hearing men’s voices

Jewish views of modesty

Environmental ethics

Environmental sustainability at Bat and Bar Mitzvahs

Ethical issues related to the Bible

The Punishment of Amalek in Jewish Tradition: Coping with the Moral Problem

The mamzer (ממזר‎‎) issue


Teaching troubling texts (tba)

Social justice issues across the world

Slavery in the modern world

Zionism is social justice

Related articles

“Morality, Halakha and the Jewish Tradition”, Shubert Spero, Ktav, Yeshiva University Press, 1983, Library of Jewish Law and Ethics

Symposium on Aharon Lichtenstein’s paper “Does Jewish Tradition Recognize an Ethic Independent of Halakha?”, Association for the Philosophy of Judaism, led by Alan Mittleman (JTS) and Daniel Statman (Haifa).

The Study and Teaching of Jewish Ethics, S. Daniel Breslauer, Shofar, Vol. 9, No. 1, Special Issue: Jewish Ethics (Fall 1990), pp. 48-64

Beyond Obedience: Walter Wurzburger’s “Ethics of Responsibility”, David Shatz, Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Winter 1996), pp. 74-95

Is There an Ethic Beyond Halakhah?, June 1, 2010 by J. David Bleich, Comparative Law Reporter

What Makes Halakhic Thinking Moral? Eugene Korn, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals,

Legal Floors and Moral Ceilings: A Jewish Understanding Of Law and Ethics, Eugene Korn, The Edah Journal 2:2

Introduction: Why Study Jewish Ethics? Elliot N. Dorff and Jonathan K. Crane, The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

The Authority of the Ethical Impulse in Halakha,” reprinted in Eugene B. Borowitz, Exploring Jewish Ethics: Papers on Covenantal Responsibility (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990), 193-203.


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