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ISBN: 1568219067
Author: Meir Tamari
Language: English
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.; Edition Unstated edition (August 1, 1996)
Pages: 240
Category: Judaism
Subcategory: Religion
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Meir Tamari is director of the Centre for Business Ethics at the Jerusalem College of Technology, consultant to the Jewish Association for Business Ethics in the United Kingdom, and dean of the American Association for Jewish Business Ethics.

Meir Tamari is director of the Centre for Business Ethics at the Jerusalem College of Technology, consultant to the Jewish Association for Business Ethics in the United Kingdom, and dean of the American Association for Jewish Business Ethics.

A major theme of the viduy is social immorality and unethical behavior

A major theme of the viduy is social immorality and unethical behavior. In Al Chet: Sins in the Marketplace, Meir Tamari, a renowned authority in the field of Jewish business ethics, explores the viduy specifically as it relates to the business world.

A major theme of the viduy is social immorality and unethical behavior.

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Each line of the prayer begins with al chet shechatanu, for the sin which we have committed. A major theme of the viduy is social immorality and unethical behavior.

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Find sources: "Meir Tamari" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Meir Tamari (born 1927) is an economist and author whose work is in the field of Jewish business ethics. He was among the first individuals to teach university courses, write scholarly works, and establish a study center in this field.

Meir Tamari, former chief economist in the office of the Governor of the Bank of Israel, is director of the Center for Business Ethics at the Jerusalem College of Technology. Articles by Dr. Meir Tamari. Theft in the World of Business

Whether studied in anticipation of Yom Kippur or used as a guide for personal and professional life, the insights revealed here will be invaluable to all entrepreneurs, creditors, debtors, employers, employees, producers, and consumers. The viduy, or confessional, is the central prayer on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Recited both silently and by the cantor, the viduy is a confession of sins committed both individually and as a community. Each line of the prayer begins with al chet shechatanu, "for the sin which we have committed." A major theme of the viduy is social immorality and unethical behavior. In Al Chet: Sins in the Marketplace, Meir Tamari, a renowned authority in the field of Jewish business ethics, explores the viduy specifically as it relates to the business world. Within Judaism's rich body of texts, there are discussions relevant to contemporary business issues, including insider trading, limited liability corporations, false advertising, and the pirating of computer software. Using the viduy as a guide, Tamari explores the sins resulting from business activities using textual material culled from the Bible, the Mishnah, and the Talmud, the homiletic literature and moralistic texts, as well as sayings and stories from some of the greatest rabbis in Jewish history. Following a discussion of teshuvah, "repentance," and the necessity of confession to achieve it, thirteen specific sins are explained. Some, such as "bribery" and "usury and interest," are obvious in their relation to business ethics. Others are less clear but perhaps more important, such as "brazen arrogance," which can lead to the browbeating of competitors, employees, and debtors, and "callousness," which can result in ignoring the needs of the disadvantaged or the harassment of employees. Subconscious drives such as gluttony, envy, and jealousy are also explored as they relate to business. For example, the blurring of needs and wants that result in gluttony also play a role in the search for a constantly rising standa

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This book is mostly comprised of quotes from various Jewish sacred texts (including the Torah, the Mishnah and the Talmud) as well as quotes from leading rabbis of the past millenium or so. By and large, Jewish financial ethics are common sense (don't lie, pay your bills etc) supplemented with more stringent practices based on the Torah (such as the Torah's restrictions on lending with interest).

My favorite quote (from the Talmud): While some folktales glorify ants as models of industry, the Talmud states "the ant only eats two grains of wheat and lives for but one season, yet it labors ceaselessly to amass a fortune."

Tamari supplements the quotes with occasional short bits of commentary. The commentary, alas, is a bit more erratic than the quotes; Tamari's commentary is often phrased a bit confusingly. For example, after discussing the halachic ban on interest Tamari writes that "Because of fluctuations in prices or in exchange rates, it is forbidden to borrow goods on the understanding that one will return them at a later date, the price increase is regraded as interest." Is Tamari saying that you can only borrow goods if you WON'T return them? That can't be right!

On the other hand, there are times when more commentary might be appropriate. For example, Tamari quotes the Chofetz Chaim (an early 20th-century rabbi) as stating that a worker must always "be paid at daybreak." Does this mean that the American custom of paying workers every couple of weeks violates halacha?
caif
The Talmud says that the very first question each of us will be asked when we are called to account is: "Were you honest in business?"
According to Judaism, prosperity, like happiness, is a beneficent side effect of the pursuit of justice. Jewish business ethics therefore call for the most scrupulous honesty and the most exacting standards of fairness; one's purpose is not to "die with the most toys" but to conduct one's affairs in a just manner.
Here Meir Tamari (author of _The Challenge of Wealth_ and _With All Your Possessions_) provides an informative sampling of excerpts from traditional Jewish texts, interspersed with his own commentary, elaborating on thirteen major types of "business sin." (Since the editorial review above provides an accurate and helpful summary of the book's contents, I don't need to spell them out here.)
The resulting volume is helpful either for those reflecting in preparation for Yom Kippur or for those looking for a somewhat in-depth introduction to Jewish business ethics in the words of the Tradition itself. (It should also make a nice companion to Tamari's other works.) As such it should be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about a crucial area of Jewish ethics.
In particular, since even the very Reformest of Reform Judaism still officially regards the _ethical_ mitzvot as binding, this volume should help to promote dialogue and understanding on ground common to all branches of modern Jewry.
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The Talmud says that the very first question each of us will be asked when we are called to account is: "Were you honest in business?"
According to Judaism, prosperity, like happiness, is a beneficent side effect of the pursuit of justice. Jewish business ethics therefore call for the most scrupulous honesty and the most exacting standards of fairness; one's purpose is not to "die with the most toys" but to conduct one's affairs in a just manner.
Here Meir Tamari (author of _The Challenge of Wealth_ and _With All Your Possessions_) provides an informative sampling of excerpts from traditional Jewish texts, interspersed with his own commentary, elaborating on thirteen major types of "business sin." (Since the editorial review above provides an accurate and helpful summary of the book's contents, I won't spell them out here.)
The resulting volume is helpful both for those reflecting in preparation for Yom Kippur and for those looking for a somewhat in-depth introduction to Jewish business ethics in the words of the Tradition itself. (It should also make a nice companion to Tamari's other works.) As such it should be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about a crucial area of Jewish ethics.
In particular, since even the very Reformest of Reform Judaism still officially regards the _ethical_ mitzvot as binding, this volume should help to promote dialogue and understanding on ground common to all branches of modern Jewry.

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