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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0008

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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