Judaism: religion and ethics.
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Business, Family and Group Ethics : Business ethics : The Importance of business ethics -- Forms of business dishonesty -- Interest -- Sanctification and desecration of the Name of God -- Transactions with non-Jews -- Interest on loans to non-Jews -- Justice : Jewish conception of Justice -- Justice as applied in life -- Equity.
Family Ethics : Basis of happy marriage -- Mutual duties of husband and wife -- When divorce is proper -- Mutual duties of children and parents -- Ethics of the Group : The Duty of the individual to the group -- Primary duty of the group to the individual -- Ethical Aspect of Jewish History : Leading factors in Jewish history -- Ethical purpose of exile -- Ethical character of redemption -- Jewish contributions to world ethics.
Institution of Prayer : Introduction -- Week-day prayers -- Priestly benediction -- Afternoon and evening services -- The Kadsh -- Sabbath and Rosh Hodesh services -- Festival liturgy -- The High holiday services -- The Reading of the Law -- Occasional prayers and benedictions -- The Meal -- The Zizit, Tefilin, and Mezuzah -- Dietary laws : Clean and unclean animals -- Preparation of Kosher food -- Other dietary laws -- The Family and Its Institutions : The Place of the family in Judaism -- Marriage -- Prohibited alliances -- Minority and majority ages -- The Marriage ceremony -- Marital life -- Divorce -- Yibum (Levirate marriage) and Halizah -- Duties of parents to children and vice versa -- Mourning -- Circumcision -- Redemption of the first born son.
Social virtues : Gratitude -- Ingratitude -- Loving-kindness -- Gemillut Hassadim -- The Jewish conception of charity -- Charity as an act of love -- Charity and the dignity of the receiver -- The Importance of keeping promises -- Distribution of charity according to need -- Hospitality -- Behavior of the host and the guest -- Visiting the sick -- Comforting mourners.
The Ethics of Judaism : What is ethics? : Definition of ethics -- Standards and end of conduct -- Ethical theories : ancient and modern -- Principles of Jewish Ethics : Sources of Jewish ethics : The Bible -- Talmud ;and Midrash -- The Third source : tradition of life -- Views os God, Man, and Life : Conception of God -- Worth and dignity of man -- Jewish view of life -- The Way of life -- Fundamental principles oof Jewish ethics : Basis of all ethical principles -- Likeness to God : leading principle of ethical conduct -- Holiness.
The Principal views of Judaism : God and the world : Conception of God -- Attributes of God -- Creation -- Providence -- Man and Israel in Relation to God : Man -- Israel -- Reward and punishment -- The Messiah and the Messianic age -- Ethical and social ideals : Teshubah (repentance) -- Torah -- Peace -- Labor -- The Dogmas of Judaism.
Virtues and vices : Character and its leading virtues -- Definition of character -- Ways of acquiring the right character -- The Character of the Jewish group -- The Virtue of meekness -- Meekness as a social value -- Other aspects of meekness -- The Vice of pride -- The Importance of veracity -- Agreement between speech and thought -- Veracity as a social value -- The Vice of falsehood -- Contentment -- Mercy -- Mercy to animals.
Virtues and Vices that affect the Dignity of Man : Insult -- Admonition as a duty -- Limitations of admonition -- Forgiveness -- Anger -- Vengeance -- Forgiveness must be complete -- Slander -- Evil effects of slander -- Exemplary restraint from slander -- Jealousy -- Flattery.
What is Judaism? : General features ; The Nature and character of Judaism -- The Institutions of Judaism : The Sabbath : General charactersitics -- The Sabbath as symbol of human equality and dignity -- Types of labor prohibited on the Sabbath -- Sabbath and human life -- Sanctification and distinction of the Sabath (Kiddush and Habdalah) -- Intellectual enjoyment -- The Festivals : Rosh Ha-shanah -- Day of Atonement -- Succot (The Feast of Tabernacles) -- Hoshannah Rabba -- Shemini Azeret and Simhat Torah -- Passover -- Shabout -- General rules covering the festivals -- Semi-holidays -- Rosh Hodesh -- Fifteenth of Shebat and Lag B'Omer -- Fasts and days of mourning -- The Jewish calendar.
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