ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWISH VALUES
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by Nachum Amsel
Published by Urim Publications
Hardcover, 355 pages (+ appendix of 237 pages of Hebrew sources)
ISBN 13: 978-965-524-163-1
A follow-up to his widely acclaimed The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues, this is a comprehensive reference book on Jewish ethics for contemporary times. The topics addressed in this work include Jewish attitudes toward homosexuality, stem cell medical procedures, the environment, Internet piracy, and more. Gleaning from the Bible and classic Jewish texts, as well as later authorities such as Maimonides, Nachmanides, Rashi, and the Code of Jewish Law, this work is accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
About the Author:
Nachum Amsel is the director of education at the Destiny Foundation and the author of The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues.
Praise of Encyclopedia of Jewish Values:
"While much attention and scholarship over the ages of Jewish history has been invested
in the halachic and ritual aspects of Jewish life there is a void, and even misconceptions
abound regarding the Torah’s view of ethics and societal mores. This book has come to
fill that void and correct many of the errors of judgment regarding true and traditional
Jewish views on many issues of society that trouble the modern world. It is well written,
concise and logical in its approach and the reader will be supremely impressed by the
obvious wealth of research that went into its writing and publication.
Rabbi Amsel has combined scholarship and readability, insight and factual text in this
work. Modern medical and personal issues and general topics, even gun control for
instance, are discussed and explained. This is a wonderful research book that can be
read directly as an informative and necessary work of knowledge about Judaism and the
Jewish attitudes towards the moral and ethical issues of general and Jewish society. This
is a book for every Jewish home and school."
–Rabbi Berel Wein
Differences Between Man and Animal
Doctors and Visiting the Sick
Downloading Songs and Videos
Tzedaka: The Most Unusual Mitzvah
Is Being Good the Most Important Thing?
Value of Jerusalem
Secular Dates, Names, and Language
Judaism: Nationality or Religion?
Judging Everything Favorably
Land of Israel
Lottery, Gambling, and Lotto
When Is Lying OK?
Paying Ransom to Free a Hostage
Making Someone Feel Bad
Revenge: Is It Ever Justified?
Kill One to Save Many?
Give Honor to a Leader Who Sinned?
Should We Care About What Others Think?
Madoff and Greed
Tolerance and Intolerance