Category Archives: Ethics

Learning to Parent

Susan Berrin
September 2, 2013

Many of us, fortunate to become parents, do our best to raise happy, independent, and emotionally and physically healthy children. This year, on the back page of each issue, we will be exploring the ethical obligations of parenting. We define parenting broadly: parenting children from birth through their adulthood, and what feels like “parenting” when More »

Democracy and Halakhah in Israel

general
February 1, 2013

Yair Sheleg:  Israeli law, as in any Western concept, puts at its center the idea of human equality — certain basic rights of equality — and therefore “the discourse of rights.” Jewish law, or halakhah, on the other hand, puts at its center the idea of sanctity, and thus the obligations imposed on human beings. 
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