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Economic Morality and Jewish Law$
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Aaron Levine

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199826865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.001.0001

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Short Selling and Jewish Law

Short Selling and Jewish Law

(p.215) Chapter 8 Short Selling and Jewish Law
Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Aaron Levine

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the definition, nature, and procedure of the short selling principle from the standpoint of Jewish law. It discusses the following applications of short selling: naked short selling in the economic collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., vanilla variety, short selling a competitor's stock, and short selling that creates a false impression. It also presents the principle of short selling as a stability and economic efficiency tool used by the Jewish government.

Keywords:   short selling, Lehman Brothers, naked short selling, vanilla variety, competitor's stock, prohobition of Avak Ribbit

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