11/4/10

Yeshiva U. Addresses the Ethics of Waiting on Line

The ethics of waiting in line.

We thought this was a joke. It appears that the sponsors intend this to be serious. Oh my.
Waiting in a long line can be frustrating, particularly when it does not move quickly. In today's fast-paced society, we are constantly looking for ways to beat the line. Some of these strategies can present ethical challenges, especially when you consider that  one's person's gain is another's loss. Let's look at the following scenarios:...
No actually, let's not.

3 comments:

David Pincus said...

very misleading. I expect better. This is not a YU shiur, it's a discussion sheet sent home, and it specifically mentions it's for discussion with kids.

tzvee said...

misleading? The email I received said, "A Brand New Program for Your Shabbat Table!" and it came from the YU "Center for the Jewish Future." Perhaps you would prefer that we laugh quietly; not this time.

Betty Ann said...

I actually think this is a great idea. Better to encourage students to apply what they are learning to their lives as they live them than to leave the learning in the building. Otherwise it's like Las Vegas: what happens in school, stays in school. Not such a good outcome for Jewish studies.