The Revival of Jewish Mysticism: Causes and Concerns
The renewed interest in Jewish mysticism can partially be attributed to a renewed interest in non-traditional spirituality.
Jewish Mysticism Renewed
In the last three decades, Jewish mysticism has gone from an underground discipline to a mass phenomenon.
Advertising and the Tenth Commandment
Advertising deals in dissatisfaction, argues one environmental activist. We buy to cure deficiencies that ads mercilessly invent, encouraging us to covet what others have.
Consumer Protection in Jewish Law
The Torah forbids fraud in pricing and in weights and measures. Prophets and sages rail against those who violate these laws.
Loving God and Doing Business
The Torah admonishes us to "love God" with our material possessions -- that is, not to keep our religious values and economic lives in separate compartments
Halakhah and Aggadah
Balancing between the importance of Jewish behavior and the meaning that Jews find in those behaviors creates a productive tension that defines Jewish life.
Jewish Views on Fair Business Practices
What is unfair competition in business? There are many Jewish answers.
Business Ethics & Jewish Law
Jewish law has plenty to say about conducting business: accurate weights and measures, overcharging, verbal deception, false packaging and much more.
Parashat Chukat: Summary
God instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the red heifer; Miriam dies; Moses hits a rock to bring forth water rather than speaking to it; Aaron dies.
The Stability of the Priestly Blessing
The priestly blessing with which parents bless their children on Shabbat gives parents an opportunity to partner with God in shaping Jewish history and ensuring continuity.
Parashat Sh’lach: Summary
Moses sends scouts to explore the Land of Israel; ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land.