Judaism and the Economy

A Sourcebook

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Michael L. Satlow
  • New York, NY: 
    , August
     212 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Judaism and the Economy is an edited collection of sixty-nine Jewish texts relating to economic issues such as wealth, poverty, inequality, charity, and the charging of interest. The passages cover the period from antiquity to the present, and represent many different genres. Primarily fresh translations, from their original languages, many appear here in English for the first time. Each is prefaced by an introduction and the volume as a whole is introduced by a synthetic essay. 

These texts, read together and in different combinations, provide a new lens for thinking about the economy and make the case that religion and religious values have a place in our own economic thinking. Judaism and the Economy is a useful new resource for educators, students, and clergy alike.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University. His research focuses on the social and religious history of Jews in antiquity. His most recent book is How the Bible Became Holy (2014). He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies among others.


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