At work, we consistently offer positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to others to improve the quality of our collective efforts. From a Jewish perspective, we are not only concerned with the efficacy of our work but also the ethics of the workplace. In addition to personal...
Attacking the messenger and not the message
The best Herman Wouk story (almost) no one has read
If Catholic Ireland said ‘yes’ – could Israel ever do the same?
Houston floods inundate Jewish homes and two synagogues
The order of tribal sacrifices: Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
Up-cycle cereal boxes to make picture frames
A press club in West Jerusalem?
In Jerusalem, examining global press freedom
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June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm
As I write this The Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Los Angeles' annual gala to be held on June 1, 2005 is a few days away. The honorees are CAA agent Rick Kurtzman; his brother, Fox business affairs executive Howard Kurtzman; and their brother-in-law, William Morris Agent David...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
For better and for worse, my parents raised me to be a mensch. In the business world, sticking to the strong moral values they instilled in me hasn't always been easy, but I can safely say I'll never be the type who could stab a co-worker in the back. Little did I know that at least...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In a Sept. 11 New York Times Op-Ed piece by Thomas L. Friedman on the feelings of angst that linger a year after Sept. 11, 2001, the distinguished columnist reports that he turned to Rabbi Tzvi Marx, a teacher in the Netherlands. Here's what Marx told Friedman:
"To some extent, we...
August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm
This week's Torah portion opens with a fascinating topic: the psyche of a soldier at war, and the ethical boundaries that even a soldier must observe.
KiTetze la'milchama: "When you go out to war ... and you take captives and see among the captives a beautiful woman...."
April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Physicians played a significant role in the Holocaust, and today's doctors can learn from the ethical failures of that period, according to an article recently published by Dr. Joel Geiderman, co-chair of the emergency department (ED) of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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Honesty, morality and ethical behavior -- these are the calling cards of Leviticus, and they are the centerpieces of Jewish behavior and identity. Amongst the mitzvot enumerated in Leviticus 19 (known by some scholars as the "Holiness Code") are respect for parents, charity for the...
November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pmThese days, many people seem to be threatened by immigration as though it were a mysterious virus. But immigration is a phenomenon interwoven with the history of humankind. No human being anywhere in the world lacks an immigrant inheritance. The "virus" infects every one of us.