Why a Jewish Perspective on Business Ethics?
Using the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as their starting point, rabbis have been wrestling with ethical issues in the marketplace for the past 2,000 years.
The particular issues we face today often involve technology far beyond the imagination of the rabbis of old – the internet makes it possible to steal at the speed of light. Human nature, on the other hand, has changed surprisingly little over the past 2,000 years. The values elucidated by the rabbis in their writings on business ethics are eternal. The Jewish approach to business ethics applies the values that have been brought to light over the centuries to contemporary issues to help us find a path that is just.