The Talmudic Secret of Wealth

32 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: September 16, 2019

Abstract

The Talmud is one of the most influential books of Late Antiquity. A crucial pedagogical tool of the Talmud is the use of divine reward and punishment. This paper reveals ten behaviors whose reward, according to the sages, is wealth. These include being charitable, conducting business in an ethical manner, honoring the Sabbath, respecting one’s spouse, acquiring wisdom. being an honest public servant, and leading a simple, humble life.

Keywords: Talmud, Talmudic Stories, Wealth, Charity, Business Ethics, Ostentation, Humility

JEL Classification: B11, M14

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H., The Talmudic Secret of Wealth (September 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3454880 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3454880

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