Study Guide to Jewish Ethics A Companion to Matters of Life and Death, To Do the Right and the Good, and Love Your Neighbor and Yourself

About the Book

This companion to Elliot Dorff’s three books on Jewish ethicsMatters of Life and DeathTo Do the Right and the Good, and Love Your Neighbor and Yourself—is designed for group as well as individual study. Through suggested readings from Dorff’s books, probing questions, lively discussion topics, and simple writing exercises, readers will be able to analyze and clarify their own positions on a host of controversial issues: sex, surrogate motherhood, adoption, family abuse, responsibilities for charitable giving, the ethics of war, suicide, and euthanasia, and more.

View the full series, A Jewish Approach to Modern Ethics.

Paul Steinberg

Rabbi Paul Steinberg is lecturer in Jewish Studies and Education in the Graduate School of Education at American Jewish University. He also serves as associate rabbi and educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. Prior to joining VBS, Rabbi Steinberg served as the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew at Levine Academy: A Solomon Schechter School in Dallas, Texas. He holds master’s degrees in both education and rabbinic studies and was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

He is the author of Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2007, 2008) and The Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003), articles on Hebrew Bible and Jewish education, and a monthly column on the spirit of Jewish holidays and family in the Texas Jewish Post.