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Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?

Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam – Dialogical Lecture Series in the Context of the Jewish-Islamic Forum (video recording available, in German)

Profit and money often have negative associations. Material wealth and profit-seeking appear to many to be in opposition to spiritual and religious life. But how are material possessions and wealth actually assessed from the Jewish and Muslim perspective? Judaism and Islam created do’s and don’ts that endeavor to regulate economic activity. Can such religion-based standards provide concrete impetus to an ethically-conceived economy and be implemented in a modern market economy?

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W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Recording of the dialogue-based lecture series Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal? on 8 December 2016 (in German); Jewish Museum Berlin

Discussants are Nathan Lee Kaplan, author of a book on Talmudic business ethics, and Idris Nassery, research associate at the Institute of Islamic Theology, University of Paderborn, who researches Islamic law and business ethics.

Moderated by Walid Abd El Gawad

Nathan Lee Kaplan

Nathan Lee Kaplan studied at the London School of Economics and in Heidelberg, and was awarded his doctorate in Talmudic Business Ethics. He is a member of the executive board of an e-commerce startup and a former McKinsey consultant.

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Dialogical Lecture Series "Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam"; Jewish Museum Berlin

Idris Nassery

Idris Nassery is a research associate at the Institute of Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn. His research foci include Islamic law and business ethics from the Islamic theological perspective.

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Nathan Lee Kaplan (on the left); photo: McKinsey & Co., Inc.; and Idris Nassery (on the right); photo: Idris Nassery;

Information and Program (in German)

Dialogical Lecture Series "Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam"

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  • When 8 December 2016, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Lecture Series: Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings) (6)

Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings)

The lecture series explored contentious ethical issues from diverse aspects of life and shed light on them from Jewish and Islamic perspectives. Two guest scholars gave each lecture, presented their tradition’s position, and engaged in a mutual dialogue.

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Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God

With David Biale (Eros and the Jews) and Kecia Ali (Sexual Ethics and Islam), in German and English

Lecture Series
16 May 2017 (with video recording)

Military Ethics: The (Religious) Laws Silent Beneath the Weapons?

With Michael Broyde (Emory University) and Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University), in German and English

Lecture Series
6 Apr 2017 (with video recording)

The Boundaries of Life - Bioethical Challenges

With Laurie Zoloth (Weinberg College, Northwestern University) and İlhan İlkılıç (University of Istanbul), in German and English​

Lecture Series
23 Feb 2017 (with video recording)

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Business Ethics – Is Capitalism Kosher/Halal?

With Nathan Lee Kaplan (author) and Idris Nassery (University of Paderborn), in German

Lecture Series
8 Dec 2016 (with video recording​)

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Social Ethics – On Fair Social Order

With Ingrid Mattson (Western University, Canada) and Micha Brumlik (Berlin-Brandenburg Center of Jewish Studies), in German and English

Lecture Series
26 Oct 2016 (with video recording)