The Talmudic Secret of Wealth
32 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2019
Date Written: September 16, 2019
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
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