Category Archives: Ethics

Interests Vs Principles

What is more important for your people — standing up for abstract principles or standing up for your people’s interests? I suppose this is generally right, but these days we may need a few barbarians to win this thing.This struggle … Continue reading

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Does Torah Permit Stealing From The Goyim?

At their essence, perhaps Jewish ethics can be best regarded as a subset of tribal ethics — whatever is good for the group is good. This is different from the universalist Anglo outlook I grew up with in Australia where … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Jews’ emphasis on intellect?

Dennis Prager writes: The fact is, there is no correlation between intellect and goodness. In fact, a disproportionate number of intellectuals, in the 20th century and today, have been, to put it bluntly, moral idiots — and therefore disproportionately supported … Continue reading

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The Truth

Growing up as a Seventh-Day Adventist, telling the truth was ridiculously important. If you got a reputation for lying, you were finished. You were lost. You were dead. The Christian commitment to truth went to extreme lengths. For instance, if … Continue reading

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Kids’ clothing retailer defends return policy singling out Orthodox neighborhoods

Of course business should be able to treat different types of customers differently. Orthodox Jewish communities in America do tend to abuse return policies much more than WASP communities. Orthodox Jewish kids do tend to cheat more in school than … Continue reading

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