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Encyclopedia of Jewish Values

Between Man and Man

By Nachum Amsel

A continuation to his widely praised Encyclopedia of Jewish Values, Rabbi Nachum Amsel presents as organized compendium of Jewish values and ethics that deal with human interaction. The topics addressed in this work include Jewish attitudes to leadership, business ethics, modesty with dress, self-defense, peer pressure, family, friendships, and more. Gleaning from the Bible and classic Jewish texts, as well as later authorities such as Maimonides, Nachmanides, Rashi, and the Code of Jewish Law, this work is accessible to readers of many backgrounds.


About the Author:

Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel is the director of education at the Destiny Foundation and the author of The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values.


Topics Include:

  • Animals - How Jews Should Relate

  • Antisemitism and Amalek

  • Business Ethics

  • Civil Disobedience

  • Climate Change - Is It a Jewish Issue? (Ecology)

  • Drugs, Alcohol & Marijuana - Are They Ever Permitted in Judaism?

  • Ethics of Torture in Judaism

  • Family - the Key to Jewish and World Redemption

  • Friendship

  • Freedom in Judaism

  • Getting Old, Being Old and Senility

  • Going Beyond What is Required: Good Idea or Obligatory?

  • Honesty and Cheating

  • Human Dignity, Human Embarrassment, and Humiliating Oneself

  • Individuality and Conformity

  • Jewish Happiness

  • Jewish Hospitality - Hachnasat Orchim

  • Jewish Leadership - What is It?

  • Learning and Teaching in Judaism

  • Mentally Handicapped Jews

  • Modesty - Tzniut: More than Dress

  • Money, Wealth and Tzedaka - More than Jewish Charity

  • Jews Living in a Non-Jewish Society & General Attitude to Non-Jews

  • Obligation to Help Other Jews, Especially Those Less Observant

  • Parents and Little Children, Parents and Teens

  • Peace - at What Cost?

  • Peer Pressure

  • Physical Beauty and Ugliness

  • Privacy vs. Community Obligations

  • Refusing an Immoral Military Order - Siruv Pekudah

  • Returning Found Objects

  • Self-Control

  • Self Defense

  • Sex

  • Snitching and Telling Secrets

  • Speech in Judaism

  • Triage: Priorities in Allocating Resources

  • Universal Healthcare (Obamacare) from the Jewish Perspective

  • War

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-Review by Rabbi Berel Wein
"This is a wonderful research book that can be read directly as an informative and necessary work of knowledge about Judaism and the Jewish attitudes towards the moral and ethical issues of general and Jewish society. This is a book for every Jewish home and school." (Posted on 11/15/2018)
-Review by Rabbi Gil Student, Jewish Action
"[T]he essays contain so much material, rich in depth and breadth, full of insight and contemporary is a gold mine of Jewish values...Rabbi Amsel has a knack for finding interesting, relevant topics. This book is a vast resource of expert Jewish analysis on timely subjects." (Posted on 11/15/2018)
-Review by Linda F. Burghardt, Jewish Book Council
"He makes the point that he is not concerned with Jewish law, over which there have always been many disputes, nor Jewish thought, in which there are multiple viewpoints and divergent customs, but rather with values, the deeper, underlying set of moral principles that guide our overall lives and keep them clean and correct... Rabbi Amsel's writing is clear and factual, his tone reserved and intellectual…. making this book appealing to a wide audience….” (Posted on 11/15/2018)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

ISBN 978-1-60280-310-7
Pages 592
Format Hardcover
SKU urim1529
Publisher Urim Publications