Law & Business Ethics

Source Sheet

Part four of five text and discussion sheets included within the Jewish Guide to Fairtrade - which can be found in full here.
Part three of five text and discussion sheets included within the Jewish Guide to Fairtrade - which can be found in full here.
Part two of five text and discussion sheets included within the Jewish Guide to Fairtrade
Jewish tradition pays great attention to ethics in business and economic life. Indeed, one story relates that the first question one is asked when one arrives in the world to come is, "Did you deal fairly in business?"
This is a source sheet for an adult education course I am teaching on labor rights in Jewish tradition. The idea is to introduce the subject by talking about how the history of the Jewish people in the United States is closely linked with the struggle for workers' rights.
This source sheet is inspired by a session taught by Micah Odenheimer, founder of Tevel B'Tzedek. Whilst we often find inspiration from overarching Jewish values for our pursuit of Justice, this example highlights how sometimes Jewish sources can offer very practical and specific guidance for addressing injustice and serves as a useful stimulus for discussion.
Considering the relationships between weapons, justice and violence
Where does it say I have to make a difference?
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