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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 6: The Laws and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah

While the current iteration and recording of the Economics and Social Justice series is being delivered to the Jewish Law Students Association at NYU, I thought I gave a better presentation of the material in 2009. However, to complete the series, I’m reposting the audio along with the sources.

Enjoy!

Economics and Social Justice in Judaism Part 6 – The Halakhot and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice in Judaism Part 6 – The Halakhot and Ethics of Universal Health Care in Torah

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Episode 26 – Politics of Exclusion: R. Jacob Ettlinger and Hierarchical Judaism

Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion class wraps up the segment on Germany with R. Jacob Ettlinger and the emergence of “Hierarchical Judaism.”

Politics of Exclusion – R. Jacob Ettlinger and Hierarchical Judaism Sources (PDF)

Politics of Exclusion – R. Jacob Ettlinger and Hierarchical Judaism

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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 5: Taxes and Tzedakah (Charity)

In the fifth installment of his Economics and Social Justice series, Rabbi Yuter explores the relationship between Taxes and Tzedakah (Charity) in Jewish Law and the halakhic implications of one’s perspective.

Econ and Soc Justice in Jewish Law Part 5: Taxes and Tzedakah Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice Part 5 – Taxes and Tzedakah (Charity)

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Episode 25 – Politics of Exclusion: R. Akiva Eger

Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion series continues by contrasting R. Akiva Eger’s positions regarding exclusion non-observant Jews with those of his son-in-law, the Hatam Sofer.

Politics of Exclusion – R. Akiva Eger Sources (PDF)

Politics of Exclusion – R. Akiva Eger

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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 4: Social Welfare Programs

In the fourth installment of his Economics and Social Justice series, Rabbi Yuter discusses the concept of charity / tzedakah in Judaism from a holistic perspective, exploring the parameters of charity in creating a just social order.

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Social Welfare Programs Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Social Welfare Programs

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Episode 24 – Politics of Exclusion: Hatam Sofer

Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion series continues with an exploration of Hatam Sofer surprisingly nuanced approach to Judaism’s perceived threats.

Politics of Exclusion – Hatam Sofer Sources (PDF)

Politics of Exclusion – Hatam Sofer

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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 3: Halakhic Labor Laws

In part 3 of his Economics and Social Justice series, Rabbi Yuter addresses the topic of Jewish Labor Laws from a holistic perspective, balancing the rights and obligations of both the employer and the employee.

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Labor Laws Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Labor Laws

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Episode 21 – Drinking on Purim

Rabbi Josh Yuter delivers a class of his classic 2004 post Drinking on Purim

Drinking on Purim Sources (PDF)

Episode 21 – Drinking on Purim

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Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 2: Halakhic Market Controls

In part 2 of the Economics and Social Justice series, Rabbi Yuter discusses some examples of market controls in Jewish Law.

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Market Controls Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Market Controls

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Episode 20 – Politics of Exclusion: Sephardim vs. Ashkenazim

Rabbi Yuter discusses Chaham Tzvi Responsa no. 38, featuring a conflict between an established Spanish/Portuguese synagogue and members crossing over to the newer Ashkenazi synagogues.

Politics of Exclusion – Sephardim vs. Ashkenazim

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