Current Issues

Getting Your Dream Job

When we dare to believe, we create our own “job possibility."

A Blanket of Trust

The chairman of Starbucks learns about life from Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, zt"l.

Sukkot and the Secret of Happiness

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

When My Husband Got Fired

Seven lessons I learned about life.

10 Ways to Stay Positive When You Can’t Find a Job

How to boost your self esteem when you're getting kicked around in the job market.

75 Years on the Job

A beloved math teacher at Baltimore's Ner Israel High School has logged 27,000 school days.

The Jewish Ethicist: Giving Notice

Do I have any duty to stay on until my boss finds someone else?

The Jewish Ethicist: Office Boredom

In my down time I do crosswords to keep my sanity. Do I have to tell my boss?

The Jewish Ethicist: Judaism and Hunting

Jewish tradition has a poor regard for hunting as a pastime.

The Jewish Ethicist: Regulating Doctors' Fees

Public authorities are empowered to balance affordability and availability.

The Jewish Ethicist: Provocative Ads

We may be used to them, but provocative ads are spiritually harmful.

The Jewish Ethicist: Pharaoh's Tax

Taxes need to have both substantive and procedural fairness.

The Jewish Ethicist: Fair Tax

One principle of fair taxation is payment according to benefit.

The Jewish Ethicist: Supporting Dad

My father has a very low income, but owns a very large house. And he's disinheriting me. Am I obligated to support him?

The Jewish Ethicist: My Idol!

Spiritual danger arises when performance is given a status far beyond its marginal importance.

Work or Shirk?

A shirking partner must bear the consequences.

The Jewish Ethicist: Reuben Hood

Judaism commands the rich to help the poor, but doesn't condone the use of force or fraud.

The Jewish Ethicist: Believe It or Not?

It is as forbidden to believe slanderous stories as it is to relate them.

The Jewish Doctor

The small acts of kindness that a doctor witnessed 40 years ago changed his life and the lives of his patients.

The Jewish Ethicist: Free Trial Period

Do I have to pay someone who did work as part of the interview process?

The Jewish Ethicist: Don't Hire Him!

Can I warn my neighbors about a problematic workman they're thinking of hiring?

The Jewish Ethicist: When Parents Disagree

When it comes to honor and respect, the Torah gives equal status to father and mother.

The Jewish Ethicist: Product Safety

Consumer products should be safe for the variety of uses that can be expected of them.

The Jewish Ethicist: Paying on Time

All creditors need to paid on time, but workers especially.

The Jewish Ethicist: Immigration

Hospitality is the best policy – when it is possible.

The Jewish Ethicist: Making a Match

Helping singles find their soul mates is a worthy communal endeavor.

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