Talmudic Ethics: Timeless Wisdom for Timely Dilemmas
Dates October 2003-October 2008
Lessons Included 6,8
Course Overview

From Internet privacy and corporate scandals to abortion and euthanasia - our lives are filled with difficult, often gut-wrenching ethical dilemmas. Perplexed? Come discover new ways to navigate the moral sea as we examine some of today's toughest questions in the light of the Torah - Judaism's ethical and moral compass for over three thousand years.

Lesson Details
Lesson 1 Divine Imaging

Human rights, divine obligations and ethical choice.

Lesson 2 The Power of Speech

Sticks and stones? Try gossip and slander ...

Lesson 3 Truth and Consequences

Balancing truth and peace in a world of good and evil.

Lesson 4 Gentlemen in Jail

Deception, fraud and white-collar crime - the real violence?

Lesson 5 Responsible Rivals

Where do we draw the line on competition?

Lesson 6 Social Obligations

When do I save another ... or protect myself?

Lesson 7 When Life Begins

Fundamentals in Jewish medical ethics and the abortion debate.

Lesson 8 Till the Last Breath

Jewish perspectives on euthanasia and end-of-life issues.