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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Ethics of Wealth (ETH-400)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain why the Sages of the Talmud viewed financial self-sufficiency as a crucial value; assess and prioritize competing values in the area of money and wealth according to rabbinic scholarship; describe the relationship between trust in G-d and pursuit of livelihood; identify varying aspects of financial planning and their significance within the framework of Torah money ethics; evaluate various career options and their suitability according to Torah ethical teaching; evaluate how financial matters impact on someone's character; identify the dangers of both poverty and wealth; and discern how financial life is replete with mitzvos and Divine guidance.


Ethics of Wealth (ETH-400) explores Torah values and ethics regarding money, wealth and work. Utilizing traditional sources from the Bible, Talmud, and their classic commentaries as well later rabbinic sources, students consider topics such as financial self-sufficiency and its significance, financial planning and investing, as well as vocational and professional options for employment. Other topics focus on how issues relating to money play a role in mitzvah observance and personal character.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Studies, Philosophy, History, Ethics, or Education (5/21).