Tradition Today: The stranger in your midst

04.12.2011                      08.Kislev. 5772

Judentum:

Tradition Today: The stranger in your midst

Is it even legal to discriminate against any group in employment on the basis of race or religion?

Many organizations have been getting into the business of giving so-called “kashrut certificates” that deal not with the ritual aspects of kashrut but with ethical concerns. The Rabbinical Assembly in America now has a Magen Tzedek certificate it issues to indicate that the kosher food is produced in ways that meet the standards of business ethics of Judaism, so that the food is ethically pure as well as ritually pure. Other rabbinical associations have followed suit.
Here, there is a group that issues certificates to firms indicating that they follow ethical business practices. All of this only emphasizes that Judaism is more than a set of rituals, it is also an ethical way of living….