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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality, Hardback Book


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 mode that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of all sides of a question.

The Jewish tradition also offers guidance for moral conduct in both children and adults, and how tomotivate people to do the right thing despite weakness and temptation.

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality offers 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 Jewish tradition'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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780199736065


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