Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Power

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This JPS ethics series deals with some of the most critical moral issues of our time. How do we use power once we’ve gained it? Is it completely for our individual benefit, or do we use it to help our neighborhoods, or society at-large? What kinds of decisions must CEOs and business owners make regarding suppliers and customers? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Parents treat children? Government treats citizens? Power dynamics affect people on a political level, a social level, and a ...
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Overview

This JPS ethics series deals with some of the most critical moral issues of our time. How do we use power once we’ve gained it? Is it completely for our individual benefit, or do we use it to help our neighborhoods, or society at-large? What kinds of decisions must CEOs and business owners make regarding suppliers and customers? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Parents treat children? Government treats citizens? Power dynamics affect people on a political level, a social level, and a deeply personal level as well. The newest volume in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series examines these dynamics and includes essays by such fine contributors as U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, NBC Universal Television-West Coast President Marc Graboff, and author and scholar James Diamond.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827608627
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Series: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Description of the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices Series ix

Introduction: Power xi

Part I Case Studies and Jewish Sources

First Case Study: Soliciting Charitable Donations 3

Questions 3

Traditional Sources Relevant to All Cases Aaron Alexander 3

Traditional Sources Aaron Alexander 5

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank 8

Second Case Study: Developing Personal Relationships 10

Questions 11

Traditional Sources Aaron Alexander 11

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank 14

Third Case Study: Monitoring Ethics in Business 16

Question 16

Traditional Sources Aaron Alexander 16

Contemporary Sources Steven Edelman-Blank 20

Part II Symposium

The Power of Executives

A Respectable Business Plan: Managing a Company the Jewish Way Aaron Feuerstein 27

"You're No Sammy Glick": Ethics and Power in a Cutthroat Business Marc Graboff 32

My Experience in Raising and Dealing with Ethical Issues at Jewish Family Service (JFS) Sandra King 38

Union Power and the Valuable Role of the Worker Rachelle Smith 50

Power in Government

Judaism, Politics, and the Power of Restraint Henry A. Waxman 54

Judaism and Power Elizabeth Holtzman 59

Power in the Professions

The Unique Role of a Physician Aaron J. Feingold 65

Learning to Teach: Reflections on the Transition from Student to Teacher Daniel Held 69

When Power Is Resisted Gail Labovitz 75

The Complex Power of a Rabbi Laura Geller 81

The Power of Ideals

Personhood and Power James S. Diamond 85

The Privilege to Choose, the Power to Change Zachary Lazarus 89

Part III Conclusion

The Ethics of Power 97

Glossary 109

Suggestions for Further Reading112

Editors and Contributors 118

Index 121

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