Topic: Ethics, Modern Issues, Philosophy
Duration: 20+ sessions

Ethics - ShutterstockHow do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, and stem-cell research? This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres.

This course is taught in conjunction with Crossroads of Jewish History.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 - Equity and Justice: Moral Awareness within Judaism  

Lesson 2 - Jewish Approaches to Making Ethical Decisions (Part 1)

Lesson 3 - Jewish Approaches to Making Ethical Decisions (Part 2)

Lesson 4 - Power of the Spoken Word

Lesson 5 - Social Media Ethics

Lesson 6 - Organ Donation

Lesson 7 - The Significance of Human Life

Lesson 8 - Suicide

Lesson 9 - Personal Virtues

Lesson 10 - Honoring Aging Parents

Lesson 11 - Sexuality and the Institution of Marriage

Lesson 12 - Ethics in Marriage

Lesson 13 - Ethics in Divorce       

Lesson 14 - Fertility Treatment  

Lesson 15 - Abortion

Lesson 16 - Gender Fluidity

Lesson 17 - Euthanasia and End-of-Life Decisions

Lesson 18 - Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Lesson 19 - For You, or For Me

Lesson 20 - Individual or Community: All for One, or One for All  

Lesson 21 - Gemilut Chasadim

Lesson 22 - Ransoming Captives

Lesson 23 - The Imitation of God

Lesson 24 - Tzedakah Priorities  

Lesson 25 - Making an Honest Living

Lesson 26 - Jewish Universalism and the Seven Noachide Laws

Lesson 27 - Jewish War Ethics

Lesson 28 - Environmental Ethics

Lesson 29 - Animal Experimentation

Lesson 30 - A Code of Jewish Living

      

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