JLI Larger Than Life - Shopping Ethically
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About the event
This interactive class was created by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and is part of a six-week course. You are welcome to attend the whole course or just the single class.
In today’s society, it is natural to be concerned for the rights of a consumer, and less in vogue to worry about the interests of the vendor. In reality, however, good and evil is done by all of us. Because so much of society focuses on consumer rights, too often, customers are consumed by a sense of entitlement and fail to think about the ethics of their actions. This lesson will explore ethical issues that may arise while shopping: Is bargain hunting ethical and compatible with the Jewish value system? What if the consumer understands that the vendor is unaware of the merchandise’s true value? Is it ethical to take advantage of a vendor’s liberal return policies? Is window shopping an unfair exploitation of a vendor?
14 April - 19 May 2021
6 Wednesday evenings
Price: £50 / £30 Supporters Club members
This course explores key Jewish values that have shaped the moral compass of Western society. Focusing on areas outside the domain of the synagogue and Jewish ritual, we will explore what it means to live as a Jew in our everyday life and the Torah view of our social and ethical responsibilities.
Each lesson will contain an applicable, resonant, change-your-daily-life personal takeaway message for everyone who attends.
- Full price£10£100£0
- Supporters Club£7£70£0