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Questions tagged [morality]

Also, ethics. Questions regarding the view(s) of Judaism about the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior, particularly with emphasis on moral philosophy including moral ontology, or the origin of morals, as well as moral epistemology, or what is known about morals.

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What obligates Jews in more than universal morality?

I get that God can hold one to account for whatever He'd like to regardless of if a person accepted to abide by certain behavior or not however I don't believe that He would as it does not seem to be ...
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Against Gentile causing others to sin

Are there prohibitions for gentiles inciting other gentiles to sin? What is the proper way for gentiles with respect to these matters?
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How to understand Yoseph's seemingly cruel actions?

It seems that Yoseph completely changed the system of government from one where citizens had land rights and minimal taxes to one where the right to property was taken away and 20% tax. He basically ...
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"Kofin al midas Sedom" - what are the parameters of this concept?

The gemara in Bava Basra 12 discusses the splitting of a field in an equitable manner such that one of the individuals receives an additional personal benefit due to some external circumstance (having ...
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Teaching Jewish morals/ethics to children: books and other aids

Looking for books with ethical and moral dilemnas (scenarios) that can serve as starting points for discussions with kids 7 year old and older to explore Jewish moral and ethical values and laws. Not ...
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If we think of evil as the absence of good, then how should we understand sheidim/evil spirits/demons?

Many Jewish commentators such as Rambam (Moreh Nevuchim 3:10 explains that evil doesn't have a reality of its own, but is merely a privation of good) thought that evil was merely the absence of good ...
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