Living the Virtuous Life: Lessons from Talmudic Stories
108 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2018
Date Written: February 7, 2018
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
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