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

Obligation to the Worker
Lo Ta'ashok

Jewish tradition prizes dignity of the worker, particularly defined by employer obligations. Deuteronomy 24:14-15 states: “You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger in one of the communities of your land.” The rabbis of the Talmud added a theological basis for this obligation: “‘For the people of Israel are servants to Me’ – they are servants to Me, and not servants to other servants.” (BT Bava Metzia 10a, quoting Leviticus 25:55).

JLens’ evaluation and advocacy focuses on:

  • Fair wages and gender/racial pay equity

  • Elimination of child labor and forced labor

  • Worker health and safety (including reproductive, mental, Covid, and other health benefits)

  • Workforce diversity data and targets with recruitment and retention programs

  • Support for worker association and collective bargaining

Workers with Masks

Six Value Pillars

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