The economic forces are among the strongest forces at play in human society. In every purchase, sale, commercial viewed and even in the reading of these lines lays an economic activity that shapes the face of society.
This book aims to discover the contribution of Jewish wisdom to economic thought and to understanding the structure of society. A viewpoint rooted in Judaism will allow us to provide new answers for the most basic questions that shape economic activity and from it, society in general: what is property? What is efficiency? What is trade? How do human beings make economic decisions, and how do these concepts dictate the relations between man and material, man and man, and man and God?
The book ‘About Economy and Sustenance’ is an anthology of articles written by different authors, the majority of whom are leaders in their field, attempting to face the various questions and dilemmas that arise out of the meeting between Judaism and reality, and vice versa. Its goal is to turn this meeting into an enriching, vital one for all parties involved.
“A well crafted work that should be considered a landmark in the wide effort to understand Judaism in a modern context, and understand modern economy in a yet to be explored spiritual context.” Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport
“The need to put forward original, yet rooted in tradition, Jewish economic thought in relationship to current scientific economic theory has become more and more clear to me during decades of academic work. ‘On Economy and Sustenance’, with its broad array of ideas and contributors, does exactly that in a profound way. It should be considered a foundational work in this field”.