The paper needs to have a positive outlook on Jewish Business Ethics. Focus of t


The paper needs to have a positive outlook on Jewish Business Ethics. Focus of the paper is on 1. Genevat Da’at, 2. Ona’at Mammon 3. Ona’at Devarim, and 4. Oshek. Talk about each of the readings and compare and contrast. Discuss your reflections on the readings as well. All the writing should have a positive stance on Jewish law and ethics. Please cite to the references in the readings.
All readings are posted in the pdf:
A. Genevat Da’at
Definition: stealing from another person’s mind. This is a concept in Jewish law and ethics that refers to a kind of dishonest misrepresentation or deception.
Read:
Aaron Levine, Economics and Jewish Law, KTAV, NY, 1987, pp. 9-26
Aaron Levine, Free Enterprise and Jewish Law, KTAV, NY, 1980, pp.122-124,
pp.203-204 in note 42.
B. Ona’at Mammon and Ona’at Devarim
Definition: cheating someone financially & hurting another Jew’s feelings
Read:
Meir Tamari, With All Your Possessions: Jewish Ethics and Economic Life, The Free Press, NY. 1987, pp. 86-100.
C. Oshek
Definition: oshek only applies when the person is able to repay the debt or loan, but refuses to do so.
Read:
Meir Tamari, With All Your Possessions, pp. 126-158.


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