- What are our moral obligations as consumers? For example, in a more globalized economy, how do we take into account the conditions of manufacturing what we buy? Are we, as individuals, what we own?
- What is the changing relationship between production and consumption? Is the Jewish community — by way of independent minyanim and a host of other indie nonprofits — experiencing a blurring between those who “produce” Jewish experiences, learning, etc. and those who “consume” them?
- What is the impact of the growing costs of “doing” or “consuming” Jewish — from synagogue membership to day school tuition? Are Jewish ritual practices being transformed by a consumer spirit?