Subject Description: Ethical Principles of Judaism
Sample of the sub-subject: Ethical Principles of Judaism
Sub-Subject Description: Jewish ethics:
Perhaps the main contribution that the West owes to Judaism is the monotheistic concept of Yahweh.
“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God; the LORD is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4)
The other major contribution of Judaism is the conception of God. The religions of the Romans, Greeks, or Syrians had Gods that were considered immoral and indifferent to humanity; Judaism shows a just God who preaches love and kindness.
“Cease to do evil, learn to do good” (Isaiah 16)
Perhaps this is one reason that could justify the success they have always been in business and the innate ability to create trusted networks.
Maybe there is one aspect that has exerted a negative influence in the West, and is his vision of the world, on the environment, on the divine command to dominate the Earth.
“So God created man. Fill the Earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the Earth.” Genesis 1:27 - 28
By contrast, Buddhists, Hinduism, Taoists, and especially the Jainist sacred texts are much more humble and always emphasise the need to live in harmony with nature and peacefully coexist with other living things, as the ideal and noble way of life. (See Buddhist Economy).
The materialistic vision that characterizes Western Civilisation may have its origins in this view provided by the Judaism based on the supremacy of man.
Judaism and Business
The Ten Commandments dictated to Moses were incorporated into Christianity
and Islam. Hence, we can understand the importance of these ten ethical
principles that have shaped to most of the Western and Islamic world for hundreds of years. In some way, these commandments have shaped the ethical
basis for hundreds of generations in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia.
These universal commandments and shared by all religions should be part of our project of global ethics
For Jews, violence is one of the major problems of society. Understand and control the causes of violence is fundamental.
“He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many
All these common roots in the three “religions of the book” directly
influence in Western Civilisation. Many of the values and ethical principles of the West come from the Judaism.