Learning Business and Personal Ethics from Talmudic Stories: The Power of Storytelling

40 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2016

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: September 27, 2016

Abstract

The Talmudic sages used stories as a method to teach ethics and morality. Unlike cases, stories have the ability to arouse passion and teach important lessons. The sages would use biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses and even God, Elijah the prophet, and Satan in their stories to make them memorable.

Keywords: Talmud, Talmudic stories, business ethics, charity, Hillel, Moses, Elijah the Prophet

JEL Classification: J50, M12, M14, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H., Learning Business and Personal Ethics from Talmudic Stories: The Power of Storytelling (September 27, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2844483 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2844483

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