The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality by Elliot N. DorffThe Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality by Elliot N. Dorff

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

EditorElliot N. Dorff, Jonathan K. Crane

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For thousands of years the Jewish tradition has been a source of moral guidance, for Jews and non-Jews alike. As the essays in this volume show, the theologians and practitioners of Judaism have a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in an open, argumentative modethat reveals the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of a question. The Jewish tradition also offers guidance for moral conduct by individuals, communities, and countries and shows how to motivate people to do the good and right thing.The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality is a collection of original essays addressing these topics--historical and contemporary, as well as philosophical and practical--by leading scholars from around the world. The first section of the volume describes the history of the Jewishtradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The second part includes chapters on specific fields in ethics, including the ethics of medicine, business, sex, speech, politics, war, and the environment.

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Elliot N. Dorff is Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University, Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law, Chair of the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, and a Past President of the Society of Jewish Ethics. Jonathan K. Crane is the Raymond F. Schinazi Junior Scholar in Bio...

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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and MoralityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190608382

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"The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality addresses what has long been a major lacuna in the field of Jewish studies. No one who studies the history of Judaism would deny that ethics has always occupied a central place in Jewish thought and practice... Elliot Dorff and Jonathan Cranehave given us the most definitive and encyclopedic presentation of Jewish ethics ever assembled." --Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics