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Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir is Research Director at the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem (www.besr.org). He studied at Harvard, received a PhD in Economics from MIT, and rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Prior to moving to Israel, he worked at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Reagan administration. Rabbi Dr. Meir is also a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Jerusalem College of Technology and has published several articles on business, economics and Jewish law. He is the author of the two-volume, "Meaning in Mitzvot (Feldheim), and his Aish.com columns form the basis of the "Jewish Ethicist" book (ktav.com).


The Jewish Ethicist - Homeless

By taking my relative in, am I helping or making the situation worse?

The Jewish Ethicist - Ethics Of Life After Death

The Jewish belief in resurrection of the dead affects how will live in the here and now.

The Jewish Ethicist: How's My Talking?

"How's my driving?" Should you really tell them what you think?

The Jewish Ethicist - Universal Torah Ethics

The most basic and indispensable ethical obligations apply equally to all.

The Jewish Ethicist: Ethics and Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is meant to ensure that the original, constructive goal of competition remains foremost.

The Jewish Ethicist: Quote Unquote

Must a supplier honor a discount offered by a rogue sales representative?

The Jewish Ethicist: Read Receipts

Should you respond to all those annoying email pop-up requests?

The Jewish Ethicist: Shameful Shaming

Can I threaten to spread the word about someone who cheated me?

The Jewish Ethicist: Where Credit is Due

Should I give recognition to a modest man who did a great deed?

The Jewish Ethicist: Executive Discretion

Can top level management unilaterally give away money to corporate dollars to charity?

The Jewish Ethicist: Priority in Charitable Giving

Since our resources are limited, we can't help everyone in the world. Who do we help first?

The Jewish Ethicist: Girth vs. Worth

Yes Judaism believes in cultivating health and well-being, but the most important kind of health is the spiritual kind.

The Ninth Candle

Why can't benefit be derived from the light of the menorah?

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