-- "The world that we encounter in ordinary experience is one in which we are faced with choices between ends equally ultimate, and claims equally absolute, the realisation of some of which must inevitably involve the sacrifice of others." Isaiah Berlin, "Two Concepts of Liberty"
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Marsha B. Cohen, who teaches "Ethics of Jewish Living" for the Florence Melton Adult
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General Thoughts on Jewish Ethics Definitions and Concepts (Areyvut.org)
from the Sh'ma archive (CLAL)
"The Question of Jewish Ethics Today" Steven S. Schwarzschild
"The Particularism of Jewish Ethics" Michael Wyschogrod
"The Non-Jew in Jewish Ethics" Gerald Blidstein
"The Ethics of Preferring One's Own" Norbert Samuelson
"The Sin Against Persons" Arnold Jacob Wolf
"The Bystander's Duty to Rescue in Jewish Law" Aaron Kirschenbaum (Journal of Religious Ethics)
"The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations" (pdf) Jonathan Sacks (FPRI)
Medical Ethics and Bio-Ethics
"Why Jewish Medical Ethics?"
Daniel Eisenberg, M.D. Jewish Law Articles: Medicine/Health
Articles on Jewish Medical and Bioethical Issues Jewish Virtual Library
Controversies regarding Brain Death, Transplants and Jewish Law Halachic Organ Donation Society (HODS)
Organ and Tissue Donation Informational Brochure (pdf file) Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, Rabbinical Assembly Chronicle of a Son-to-Father Kidney Donation and Transplant
"Selling Organs Should be Legal"
Robert Berman ( Jerusalem Post)
"Human Kidneys: The New Cash Crop"
Nancy Scheper-Hughes ( New Internationalist)
"Abortion in Jewish Law"
Daniel Eisenberg, M.D.
"Physician-Assisted Suicide Under Jewish Law" Steven H. Resnicoff
Living Wills and Advance Medical Directives
"The 'Halachic Health Care Proxy'" Chaim Dovid Zwiebel ( Jewish Law)
Halachic Living Will Forms
(downloadable state-specific versions, plus emergency wallet card) Agudat Yisrael of America ( Jewish Law)
"Jewish Medical Directives for Health Care"
(pdf file-includes downloadable checklist form)
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, Rabbinical Assembly
"The Terri Schiavo Case: Related Ethical_Dilemmas"
Daniel Eisenberg, M.D.
"The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue" Daniel Eisenberg, M.D.
"Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery" Daniel Eisenberg, M.D.
Financial and Business Ethics
Jewish Law Articles: Economics/Marketplace; Professional Ethics
Judaism in the Workplace: Professional Ethics and Halacha", Darche Noam (misc. articles)
The Jewish Ethicist
Center for Business Ethics
Issues in Business Ethics (torah.org)
"The Simple Life: The Case Against Ostentation in Jewish Law" by Dr. Hershey H. Friedman (CUNY)
GuideStar Donor Resources How to choose wisely among potential recipients of the time and money you contribute to tzedaka. Searchable database of profiles and financial reports of over 850,000 registered non-profit organizations to which donations may be tax-deductible.
Giving Wisely: The Internet Directory of Israeli Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations
A project of the MA Program in Management of Community and Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy
at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Tikkun Olam - Perfecting the World
Institute for Global Ethics
"Ecology: the Work of Creation"
"Noah and the Ethics of Environmentalism"
Haggadah for Tu B'Shevat Seder
Cong. Sha'ar Zahav Environmental Action Comm.
"Kofi Annan's Astonishing Facts!"
Ethics Resources on the World Wide Web
California State Univ. at Fullerton
Why Randy's Cohen's "The Ethicist" column is no longer on this page
White House Ethics? 'Mr No' Knows: When White House Has Questions About Ethics Rules, Norm Eisen Answers the Call Eli Saslaw
Marsha B. Cohen
Instructor, Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
South Dade, Miami, Florida
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