Judaism: Ethics and Business

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Subject (Course) - Judaism: Ethics and Business. Jewish Businessperson. Syllabus:

Judaism Business

The subject on Judaism consists of two parts:

  1. Introduction to Judaism
  2. Jewish businessperson

1- Judaism

  1. Introduction to Judaism.
  2. History of Judaism.
  3. Sacred Books. The Tanakh and the Torah.
  4. Ethical Principles of Judaism.
  5. Ten Commandments
  6. Contributions of Judaism to Global Ethics
  7. Judaism in the World
  8. Case Study: the richest Jews in the World
  9. Philanthropy and Judaism
  10. Influence of Judaism on the Western Civilization

2- Jewish businessperson.

  1. Safra: the richest Banker in the World (Brazil)
  2. Wendy Appelbaum (South Africa)
  3. Issad Rebrab (Algeria)
  4. Other Jewish businesspeople

The objectives of the subject "Judaism" are:

  1. To learn the fundamentals of Judaism
  2. To understand the Ethical Principles of Judaism
  3. To analyze the figures of Jewish Businessperson
Subject "Judaism: Ethics and Business" is studied...
  1. Doctorate DIB Ethics, Religion, and Business
  2. Master Executive in International Business (MIB)

Learning materials in In (or Es Judaísmo).

Sample of the subject - Ethical Principles of Judaism
Judaism Ethics

Subject Description - Judaism: Ethics and Business:

"Cease to do evil, learn to do good" (Isaiah 16)

Christianity and Islam can somehow be considered as inheritor religions of Judaism. The first, with Jesus Christ (who was Jewish), emerged as an alternative and renewal to Judaism while Islam (with Muhammad) arose partly as a reaction to Hellenization of Christianity. Although we must remember that for Muslims, Islam always existed.

"He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks
;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again." Isaiah
(2:2-5).

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Ethics

In some way, the Western culture, our way of seeing life, is indebted to Judaism. Great figures of Western history as Jesus of Nazareth, Baruch Spinoza, Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen or Steven Spielberg were Jews.

Despite their small number, only 14 million Jews worldwide - 0.2% of the World's population -(mainly in Israel with 6 million and the United States with 5.4 million), its influence on international business it is very remarkable.

  1. According to Forbes magazine, of approximately 1500 billionaires, 165 are Jews (11%) estimated that in total may represent a wealth of about 812,000 million dollars, seventeen of these Jewish billionaires live in Israel.
  2. The United States is the country where there are more Jews billionaires. There are also prominent Jews billionaires in Russia, Brazil, France, Spain, Ukraine, Canada, Monaco and the United Kingdom, with investments in strategic sectors: petroleum, telecommunications, social networking, steel, banking, transportation, or real estate.
  3. Philanthropic Initiative of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, "Giving Pledge" consists of people of different religions: Christians, Jewish, Hinduism, or Muslims, and also for agnostics and atheists. However, the overwhelming majority is Jewish.

Sample of the subject - Judaism and Business
Judaism and Business

Judaism is a historical and prophetic religion, with more than 4,000 years old, at this time Egyptian Civilization had built monumental pyramids, was the era of the vast empire of Summer and Akkad. However, the Jews were only a small wandering tribe. The Jewish people were able to reach a very high spiritual level, an effort that has continued until today. The Judaism is also a prophetic movement.

Jewish people have been persecuted throughout history. In almost all nations have been expelled, limited their rights or even have been annihilated (genocide). They were deported in the Roman Empire, in Spain (Catholic Monarchs), Portugal, England, France, or Germany. They were massacred by Ukrainian Cossacks (Chmielnicki tragedy, perhaps 200,000 exiled and murdered), Russia suffered the radical violence called Pogroms (devastation in Russian) especially in the nineteenth century.

However, the high point of anti-Semitism was Hitler's Nazi Holocaust, the Shoah (the catastrophe in Hebrew): 6 million dead, among them 1.5 million children were killed. Just think of the name used by the Nazi, the "final solution," is chilling.

In the late nineteenth century, Theodor Herzl created an international political movement, Zionism, which sought the creation of a Jewish state in Israel; it was necessary to encourage Jewish immigration to Israel, the Promised Land. In 1948, the "State of Israel" is proclaimed.

Safra family (Brazil - Judaism)
Safra Brazil Judaism

Issad Rebrab Algeria

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