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Values

JLens modernized the concept of Jewish values-based investing by applying ancient wisdom to today’s investment process.

Obligation to Society
Dei Machsoro

Jewish tradition speaks with a compelling moral voice about societal obligations. The Torah obligates a society to sustain everyone’s basic needs: “If, however, there is a needy person among you... you must open your hand and give him sufficient for whatever he needs.” (Deut. 15:7-8) This includes access to medicine, nutrition, water, and healthcare. Jewish law prohibits businesses from charging exorbitant prices for consumer staples, and historically every Jewish community paid for healthcare for those who could not afford it (Shulhan Arukh, Yoreh De’ah 336:3; Tzitz Eliezer 5, V, Ramat Rahel - Collection of Responsa on Medical Issues #4.)

 

JLens’ evaluation and advocacy focuses on:

  • Global access to health, nutrition, and water

  • Product safety, data privacy, and cybersecurity

  • Prevention of human trafficking

  • Accessible products and services for underrepresented groups

  • Engaging local communities and philanthropy

  • Supplier diversity, and support of small businesses

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Six Value Pillars