Teaching Ethics

Summer, 2010
In this article, Elliot Dorf lists a number of useful learning resources for teaching Jewish ethics in addition to modeling moral behavior yourself which he feels is the most important way of teaching moral behavior.
Among the resources he lists:
  • Stories
  • Theology
  • Proverbs
  • History
  • Family and Community
  • Prayer
  • Law
He concludes:
"In all these ways, then, the Jewish tradition gives us methods for discerning what is moral in the first place and then motivating us to be moral. Learning these Jewish resources for moral thinking and action ourselves and then teaching them to others is nothing less than a sacred task, perhaps the most sacred task that Jews can take on and work to accomplish."
Updated: Oct. 05, 2010