Power and the Purse: A Jewish Approach to Ethical Consumerism

By Jason Kimelman-Block

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, February 2012

The author argues that as inheritors of a tradition which teaches that Jewish practices and values should permeate every aspect of our lives, we can seek out Jewish ways to navigate the ethical implications of being consumers. He focuses on the following topics: Judgment and Compassion; Investing in Bedikah (Transparency); Shabbat as a Break from "Consumer Identity"; Individual Piety vs. Collective Impact; Maximizing the Good and Minimizing Harm

Topic: Morality, Ritual, Tradition, Communal Responsibility, Ethics, Consumerism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.687

Page Number(s): 2-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kimelman-Block, Jason. Power and the Purse: A Jewish Approach to Ethical Consumerism. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. February 2012: 2-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13579


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