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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Spring 2008

R S 357 • Jewish Ethics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44545 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BUR 224

Course Description

A Study of Jewish attitudes towards ethical issues through readings of various Jewish texts. Our focus will be on social (e.g. the family, charity) and medical ethics (e.g. life and death issues, the use of life support systems, and organ transplantation). Biblical and rabbinic sources will be adduced to help define Jewish stances towards ancient and contemporary issues.

Grading Policy

Attend lectures, read assignments, participate in class, and take three exams: 35%, 45%, 20%


E. Dorff, To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern Social Ethics Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 2004
Course Packet I and II
Hebrew Bible in Translation


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