Online Adult Jewish learning

Other Courses in this Series:

Ethics 2: Illness & Healing

Ethics Series:
Getting Along with People

Pre-course Information Packet

  1. About the texts & commentaries
   

Lesson 1: A Jewish Work Ethic

  1. The Need for a Work Ethic
  2. Choosing a Vocation
  3. Reliance on G-d
  4. The Burden of Dishonesty
  5. Effortless Wealth
  6. Planning
   

Lesson 2: Friends, Acquaintances, and Enemies [part 1]

  1. Introduction: Defining Relationships
  2. The Benefits of Friendship
    1. Torah Study / Intellectual Development
    2. Mitzvah Observance / Moral Development
    3. Counsel
    4. A Friend in Need
  3. Creating and Preserving Friendships
  4. Acquaintances
   

Lesson 3: Friends, Acquaintances, and Enemies [part 2]

  1. Source of Strife
  2. Reacting to Strife & Anger
    1. Matter of Human Dignity
  3. Revenge
    1. The Root of Revenge
    2. Active Revenge
    3. The Psychology of Revenge 
    4. The Basis of Love
    5. Passive Revenge
    6. Permissible Revenge
   

Lesson 4: Wealth: Attitudes & Uses [part 1]

  1. Society's View of Wealth
  2. Wealth & Happiness
  3. Wealth & Deprivation
    1. Dangers of Success
  4. G-d Determines the Outcome
  5. Lessons of Wealth & Poverty
   

Lesson 5: Wealth: Attitudes & Uses [part 2]

  1. Divine Allocation of Wealth
  2. Uses of Wealth
  3. Responsibility for Others
    1. Rich & Poor
    2. Employer & Employee
  4. Guidelines for Charitable Expenditures
  5. Charity - More than Money Alone
  6. Kindness in the Public Eye