The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues

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The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues delineates the Jewish attitudes on seventy-one subjects from Advertising to Zero Population Growth and includes such topics as Cults, Miracles, Sex, and War. Through his investigation of the Torah, Mishnah, Gemara, and Midrash, as well as later authorities such as Maimonides, Nachmanides, Rashi, and the Code of Jewish Law, Amsel assembles and exacts a lucid, intuitive, and enlightening reference work. As a highly regarded educator, Rabbi Amsel has earned a reputation for his ability to teach about the most contemporary of issues and their connection to Jewish tradition. With a keen impartiality, the author provides a Jewish view that transcends any specific denomination within Judaism.

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Rabbi Nachum (Norman) Amsel received rabbinic ordination and master's and doctor's degrees in Jewish education from Yeshiva University. The author of A Curriculum Teaching Judaic Values, he has distinguished himself as an educator and lecturer in Israel and the United States. He has also authored Jewish-values curricula for the Orthodox Union's LAVE (Life and Values Education). Rabbi Amsel currently serves as the Director of the One-Year Program at Bar-Ilan University. He is also an instructor at Bar-Ilan University, Michlalah College for Women, and for the Shaal Program, which teaches rabbis to be effective teachers. He and his wife, Judy, live in Israel. They have two children.

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Text: English, Hebrew

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