Living the Virtuous Life: Lessons from Talmudic Stories

108 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2018

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: February 7, 2018

Abstract

The ancient sages of the Talmud used stories as a method to teach people how to behave ethically. Talmudic stories are especially fascinating since they may involve God, Satan, Elijah, or other biblical personalities. Stories, more than cases, have the ability to arouse passion and teach important ethical lessons. This paper examines numerous Talmudic stories in order to see what lessons can be learned from them about living a virtuous life.

Keywords: Talmudic stories, business ethics, ethics, God, Hillel, Akiva, and Moses

JEL Classification: J50, M12, M14, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H., Living the Virtuous Life: Lessons from Talmudic Stories (February 7, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3120086 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3120086

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

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