Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices : Power

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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This JPS ethics series deals with some of the most critical moral issues of our time. NEW! Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Power How do we use power once weżve gained it? Is it completely for our individual benefit, or do we use it to help our neighborhoods, or society at-large? What kinds of decisions must CEOs and business owners make regarding suppliers and customers? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Parents treat children? Government treats citizens? Power dynamics affect people on a political level, a social level, and a deeply personal level as well. The newest volume in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series examines these dynamics and includes essays by such fine contributors as U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, NBC Universal Television-West Coast President Marc Graboff, and author and scholar James Diamond.

Author Biography

Elliot N. Dorff is the author of three other JPS books on Jewish ethics: To Do the Right and the Good, Love Your Neighbor and Yourself, and Matters of Life and Death. He is currently Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University of Los Angeles. Louis E. Newman is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Judaic Studies at Carleton College. He is the author of Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics and An Introduction to Jewish Ethics, a college textbook.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Description of the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices Seriesp. ix
Introduction: Powerp. xi
Case Studies and Jewish Sources
First Case Study: Soliciting Charitable Donationsp. 3
Questionsp. 3
Traditional Sources Relevant to All Casesp. 3
Traditional Sourcesp. 5
Contemporary Sourcesp. 8
Second Case Study: Developing Personal Relationshipsp. 10
Questionsp. 11
Traditional Sourcesp. 11
Contemporary Sourcesp. 14
Third Case Study: Monitoring Ethics in Businessp. 16
Questionp. 16
Traditional Sourcesp. 16
Contemporary Sourcesp. 20
The Power of Executives
A Respectable Business Plan: Managing a Company the Jewish Wayp. 27
"You're No Sammy Glick": Ethics and Power in a Cutthroat Businessp. 32
My Experience in Raising and Dealing with Ethical Issues at Jewish Family Service (JFS)p. 38
Union Power and the Valuable Role of the Workerp. 50
Power in Government
Judaism, Politics, and the Power of Restraintp. 54
Judaism and Powerp. 59
Power in the Professions
The Unique Role of a Physicianp. 65
Learning to Teach: Reflections on the Transition from Student to Teacherp. 69
When Power Is Resistedp. 75
The Complex Power of a Rabbip. 81
The Power of Ideals
Personhood and Powerp. 85
The Privilege to Choose, the Power to Changep. 89
The Ethics of Powerp. 97
Glossaryp. 109
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 112
Editors and Contributorsp. 118
Indexp. 121
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