Skip to comments.A Jewish Perspective on...Capitalism!
Posted on 08/19/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by Phinneous
An interesting class about the Jewish perspective on capitalism and charity (first of a few upcoming classes on current political issues.) Definitely scratches the surface only, but a nice summary (or paradigm shift) of why 'everything comes from G-d.'
If you cannot hang through the 55 minutes, the bottom line is that G-d creates rich and poor, expects everyone to make a 'vessel' for his beneficence (through mental and physical action,) and expects us to act in the right way no matter what income we currently earn.
Please put me on any “ping list” you may have on this subject. I’m interested but I find myself unable to log into FR daily. Thanks.
Why is God not spelled out?
Just read Ayn Rand and Karl Marx.
Some people think you can totally trick God by leaving out the O. Throws him every time apparently, has no idea you were writing about him.
Reminds me students of the story about the rebbe who asked his students about the best use of money left behind by a wealthy man.
The students proposed various charitable uses, or perhaps scientific research. The teacher’s eyes didn’t light up until one student said, “The Torah says that an estate should go to the person’s heirs, and God knows what He’s doing!”
In print (and since its advent, in electronic media) Jews avoid writing G-d, in any language, so that His name won’t be erased or discarded. In sacred texts and scrolls we write it.