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  • The Jewish Ethicist: Bankruptcy from aish.com by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. Most advanced countries allow indebted people to erase their debts through personal bankruptcy. Is this ethical? A. It’s impossible to relate to personal bankruptcy in a vacuum. We need to examine this law in the context of the overall relationship between borrowers and lenders. The genera...

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  • The Jewish Ethicist: Witness Character from aish.com by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. Much of my income as a real estate appraiser comes from testifying as an expert witness. The litigants who hire me expect me to give low appraisals which will help them in court, and they’ll stop hiring me if I don’t meet their expectations. Can I tailor …

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  • Our ability to find silver linings in various life events seems relatively easy - until it really gets put to the test. There are those who go through the unthinkable and still manage to inspire the best in themselves and others. The Aish Center invites you to hear profound and transformational insights from three of these great individuals. On the most difficult day of our calendar, let’s gather ...

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  • www.aishcenter.com The Vaccination Debate: What the Torah Has to Say (Rabbi Shiff at NY Life on February 26th, 2015) This class took place as part of the Aish Center's Food For Thought lunchtime learning series. Led by the Aish Center's Rabbi Stuart Shiff, the class explores the current vaccination debate in comparison to the Torah's views on the matter. For a full listing of upcoming events, vi...

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  • Kurt Stein at Flatiron Hotel - 1/8/15 Prepare for Kurt Stein's incredibly eye-opening lesson about how to overcome what sometimes appears to be a common companion: adversity. We see, and experience firsthand, hardship and misfortune throughout our lives at sometimes alarming frequencies. Isn't it time we learned how to rise above it?

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  • aishcenter.com This class took place at the Flatiron Hotel penthouse, as part of the Aish Center's Food For Thought lunchtime learning series. Here, Kurt Stein talks about what to focus on before the High Holidays! We hope you enjoy his unique and upbeat teaching style. Join us for a lunchtime class! For a full listing of our upcoming events, check: http://aishcenter.com/FFT.html

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  • www.aishcenter.com This class took place at the Rothenberg Law offices, as part of the Aish Center's Food For Thought lunchtime learning series. This class was taught by Harry Rothenberg. For a full listing of upcoming lunchtime events around Manhattan, visit: http://aishcenter.com/FFT.html See you at the next one! And big thanks to Harry for his always fantastic classes.

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  • www.aishcenter.com This class took place as part of our Food For Thought lunchtime learning series. Rabbi Stuart Shiff discusses a unique perspective of current events, looking to Jewish law for insight. For a list of upcoming events, visit us at AishCenter.com, or email center@aish.com to find out about networking, social, and learning opportunities.

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  • www.aishcenter.com To commemorate the 9th of Av, we put together an incredible panel of speakers; 4 women who've all not only survived terrorist attacks, personal trauma and particularly trying circumstances, but who have also gone onto start of work for organizations striving to help others heal from their own traumas. With two speakers joining us virtually, and two live speakers, the end resu...

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  • www.aishcenter.com This class took place as part of the Aish Center's weekly lunchtime learning series, Food For Though. Kurt teaches monthly at the Flatiron Hotel, and we have other teaches and classes running from multiple locations in Manhattan. For a full listing of upcoming lunchtime events, visit the Food For Thought page at our website: http://aishcenter.com/FFT.html

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  • The Jewish Ethicist – Sweatshops from aish.com by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. Many consumer products are made in third world countries in sweatshop conditions. Is buying these products exploiting the workers? Or perhaps it is actually helping them, because it provides them with work and gives them a chance to improve living conditions? What about the effect on loca...

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  • The Jewish Ethicist: Disinformation from aish.com by: Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. In a recent column you condemned prying into the private information of competitors. My business rivals didn’t read your column, what steps can I take to protect myself? A. Just as there is a burgeoning field of “competitive intelligence,” we are witnessing equally robust growth in th...

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  • “Its Only Business,” What’s Kosher About Business Ethics? from rabbincalassembly.org by Mark Greenspan Introduction “It’s not personal it’s only business. You should know, Godfather.” Those were the words of Licio Lucchesi, one of the characters in the classic film The Godfather. After looting the Vatican-owned Immobiliare Corporation of several billion dollars with the help of a high ranking Cath...

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  • 7 Biblical Secrets to Business Success from aish.com by Bob Diener After graduating law school and practicing for two years, I launched an airline ticket business which was quickly profitable. I sold that business in 1991 and then launched Hotel Reservations Network which became hotels.com. I sold the balance of my interest in hotels.com in 2003 and after a five year non-compete launched getaroom....

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  • The Jewish Ethicist – Discounts from aish.com by: Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. I have a standard price list, but I’m pretty liberal about giving discounts when I need to make a sale. Is this a problem? A. Adam Smith noted that economic progress is dependent “a certain propensity in human nature,” namely “the propensity to truck, barter, and exchange …

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  • The Jewish Ethicist – Snitch from aish.com by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. I have a nasty co-worker who is hard to get along with. I’m thinking of putting him in his place by telling the boss about his frequent tardiness, but should I be afraid of being a “snitch”? A. The Torah warns us to be very careful about …

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  • The Basic Principles of Jewish Business Ethics from The Schechter Institutes by Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin Contrary to what many think, Jewish law and ethics have much to say about the world of business: accurate weights and measures, overcharging, verbal deception, false packaging and much more. But before we get down to specifics, a few general observations are in order. It is no secret that …

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  • The Jewish Ethicist – Homeless from aish.com By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem Q. I have a relative who has trouble finding work and supporting his family. He is now homeless, and I am thinking of taking in him and his family. But I am worried that the help he gets from family members is making the situation worse by preventing …

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  • Jewish Business Ethics: Jewish Law and Copyright from jewishvirtuallibrary.org by Rabbi Israel Schneider In our highly advanced technological age, the duplication of original works of authorship has become almost effortless. While at one time, manuscripts or books had to be copied laboriously by hand, it is now possible within several minutes to produce high quality reproductions of entire works. ...

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  • Are Business Ethics an Oxymoron from aish.com by Rabbi Benjamin Blech Looking at the headlines of the past few years – Bernie Madoff, Enron, the subprime mortgage scandal and a host of other examples – we get the feeling that ethical practices play no role in that world dedicated solely to the goal of maximizing profits. How remarkable then to discover that this past spring …

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