The Rabbis explain that honoring one’s parents is to be understood essentially as an act of worshiping God.
When speaking about family, there is a wide variety of opinions and also a variety of obligations of parents, situations and relationships.
The responsibility of sellers to enact ethical advertising of their products is equal to, if not greater than that of the careful consumer.
What special ethical concerns arise as the distinction between company owners and customers is blurred by equity investment?
Where a monopoly offers a clear benefit to consumers, Jewish tradition does sanction them on a closely regulated basis.
The laws that govern commerce aim to prevent the unscrupulous transfer of property or money from its rightful possessor to another person.
Customers share in the responsibility for ensuring that transactions are fair, and should be upfront about their intentions as consumers.
The Mishnah defines the fair price of an item, such that the seller earn a fair price, while not defrauding the buyer.
The Talmud sets a limited precedent for free market competition by balancing the rights of merchants with the interests of consumers.
Are bingo and more serious forms of gambling allowed to raise funds for synagogues and other Jewish institutions?
It is largely agreed upon that the types of speech encompassed by the biblical prohibition fall into three categories of increasing severity.
Lashon hara I’to·elet are those occasions when it is permissible, or even required, to speak about other people.
Human beings have been given the divine power of speech to enable our participation in the ongoing work of sustaining God’s creation.
As online communication becomes more complicated and sophisticated, so too do the laws governing defamatory speech.
Rabbi Barmash’s new teshuvah empowers women and infuses the rites of marriage and divorce with more equality and dignity for both partners.
While writing a teshuvah on changing our language for aliyot to kohenet from bat kohen, Rabbi David J Fine, PhD, reflects on egalitarianism.
How my family created and passed down cultural traditions, and how the Conservative Teshuvah on Kitniyot impacts our life outside the academy.
This is why I think my family’s tradition of inviting a non-Jew each year to the Passover seder is important.
When is the earliest time that we can begin observing Jewish festivals, on first or second day of Yom Tov, in particular, the Passover seder?
According to a well-known custom, drinking – and drinking to excess – on Purim is required for Jews celebrating the holiday. What is the origin of this custom? Are Jews really required to get drunk on Purim?
If we try to look past the tangible, if we focus on the other, in relationship, we can come to see the Divine, even if only for a second.
In the game of Jewish geography, you connect with who you don’t know by connecting through who you do know. But is the game good for us?
Being called to Torah is a moment of sacred encounter. Here’s how to call Non-Binary Jews to the Torah based on the CJLS Teshuvah in 2022.
The Torah provides many examples and legal provisions which are the foundation of our understanding of tzedakah.
Linda Sussman reflects on the story of her journey and the lessons about inclusion she learned along the way.
Rabbi Bradley Artson explains how Mitzvot function as an indispensable manifestation of a meaningful Jewish life.
Aimee Close shares her story of becoming a synagogue member and the power and importance of Pride Shabbat and being welcoming.
There are different sources, published by the Rabbinical Assembly, that express Conservative Judaism’s approach to abortion.
In the early medieval period, it became customary for Ashkenazi Jews to not eat a category of foods called kitniyot. What are they?