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Judaism prescribes for its members a system of ethics that applies to their practical lives. A system of debate and discussion has grown up with the rabbis in the leading role, and over time a variety of principles have become widely, although not universally, accepted. Modern developments in medicine and biology have led to the necessity to re-examine the traditional solutions, as have the creation of the State of Israel and contemporary concerns about the environment. Perhaps the most powerful source of new practical ethical issues lies in the area of gender and sexuality, which have challenged the consensus that existed up to now in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Applied Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-4, Second Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123739322
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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  • Abortion
  • Cloning
  • Death
  • Economic justice
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Euthanasia
  • Israel
  • Judaism
  • Power
  • Punishment
  • Sexuality
  • Traditionalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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