Associate Professor of Finance and Business in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Haifa, Israel
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"[T]he preservation of human dignity requires capital punishment of convicted murderers. The position of Judaism is opposite of the position espoused by liberals. It is precisely because of man's creation in God's image that capital punishment is declared justified and necessary. Human dignity requires execution of murderers, not compassion for their souls.
Moreover, capital punishment is regarded in Judaism as a favor for the capital sinner, a form of atonement and redemption. Ordinary murderers are allowed to achieve atonement for their souls in their execution. Only especially vile murderers - such as false witness whose lies are discovered after the person who was framed has been executed, or a man who sacrifices both his son and his daughter to the pagan god Molokh - are denied execution because they are regarded as beyond redemption through capital punishment. Again, execution preserves human dignity, it does not defile it."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor, Finance and Business Economics, Graduate School of Business, University of Haifa, Israel, 1988-present
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2001-present
Visiting Professor, Athens Laboratory for Business Administration, Athens, Greece, 2000-present
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, 1997-1998
Visiting Associate Professor, Finance, University of California, Berkeley 1990-1991
Visiting Scholar, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, 1987-1988
Assistant Professor, Economics, Oberlin College, 1978-1980
Member, American Finance Association
Member, American Economics Association
Member, European Finance Association
Member, Israel Economics Association
Member, International Real Estate Society
Recipient, Onassis Research Fellowship for Research on Greece
Recipient, European Economic Community Prize for Doctoral Thesis