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by Rabbi Eli Brackman

The Jewish Ethics of Language

The Jewish Ethics of Language

Genesis 23: 6-7

6. You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor man in his lawsuit.

7. Distance yourself from a false matter; and do not kill a truly innocent person or one who has been declared innocent, for I will not vindicate a guilty person.

 

Talmud Shebu’oth 31a.

Our Rabbis taught: How do we know that a judge should not appoint an advocate for his words? Because it is said: From a false matter keep far. And how do we know that a judge who knows his colleague to be a robber, or a witness who knows his colleague to be a robber, should not join with him? Because it is said: From a false matter keep far. And how do we know that a judge who knows that a plea is false should not say, Since… Read More »

Jewish Perspective on Multiculturalism

Jewish Perspective on Multiculturalism

1. Genesis 12:1-9

1. And the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. 2. And I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will aggrandize your name, and [you shall] be a blessing. 3. And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you." 5. And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had acquired, and the souls they had acquired in Haran, and they went to go to the land of Canaan, and they came to the land of Canaan. 6. And Abram passed through the land… Read More »

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