Can a robot have a soul? As machines become increasingly more intelligent it will become harder to distinguish between artificial intelligence and the real thing. Ai Vey! explores the potential spiritual crisis posed by rapid changes in technology.
“ The origin and meaning of consciousness is fast becoming a question of practical importance.
Rabbi Jonathan Gross provides a fascinating read that will be of great interest to the layman, and to those who know about this topic but for whom there is an interest in knowing what, if any, is the Jewish perspective.”
– T.E. Schlesinger
Benjamin T. Rome Dean of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
“ Incorporating references from philosophy, science, religion, and pop culture, Gross is able to give a clear picture to expert and layman alike of what’s at stake in the moral debates regarding artificial intelligence.”
– Ira Bedzow
Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College,
Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values
“ Ai Vey is an engaging and thought-provoking work that introduces us to the brave new world Gross sees coming, as well as the challenges he hopes that we can yet overcome. Gross writes with such honesty and humanity that you almost wish he wasn’t right about the robots taking over...”
– Rabbi Dr. Moshe Goldfeder
Senior Lecturer, Emory Law School and Senior Fellow,
Center for the Study of Law and Religion
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A Rabbi's commentary to Warren Buffett's investment principles through the lens of Jewish texts, values, and tradition. Passover of 2012, Rabbi Jonathan Gross of Omaha, Nebraska closed a business deal with the world’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett. Rabbi Gross got more than he bargained for. Over the years, Warren Buffett taught the world lessons about morality, ethics, and character development consistent with the values of the Torah and Jewish tradition. Values Investing is a rabbi’s interpretation of Warren Buffett’s principles through the lens of Jewish texts, and a guide to living a life of true value. Lessons one rabbi learned from listening to Warren Buffett by Lisa Scherzer / Yahoo Finance
“ Like Mr. Buffett himself, Rabbi Gross is gifted in his ability to make complex concepts accessible to everyman. This book has both valuable financial and Torah lessons, for aspiring investors and scholars alike.” – Shami Jacobs Manager, 402 Capital LLC “ Comparing the fundamental concepts outlined by Warren Buffett in Berkshire Hathaway’s ownership manual with those found in the Torah, Rabbi Gross gives readers a glimpse of the spiritual and material rewards that await those who place their faith in these timeless principles.” – David Kessler Analyst, Robotti & Company Advisors Co-founder of Columbia Business School’s Graham & Doddsville Newsletter “ Rarely does one come across a book like Jonathan Gross’ Values Investing. Within its covers you find a combination of ancient wisdom and modern thought; quotes from the Bible and Buffett, lessons regarding the spiritual and material, insight into the eternal and everyday life, values to be cherished by baby-boomers, millennials and everyone in between! It is a book that speaks to all, with a message to every individual. Whoever purchases values Investing will have made an investment with guaranteed returns.” – Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg Beth Tfiloh Congregation Author of “Pulpit Power: Sermons on religion, Politics, and Life.” “ While everyone agreed it’s an incredibly smart concept, in the end we just felt like it wasn’t quite right for the business list. We just felt it revolved too heavily around ideas of faith, ethics, morality, etc. to go on the business shelf.” – Rejection letter from a major publisher
Rabbi Jonathan Gross was the Chief Rabbi of the State of Nebraska for 10 years. During that time he published a blog about his experiences called Amerabbica (get it?). This is a compilation of his most popular blog posts. Amerabbica is not a Rabbi memoire. It is a collection of observations, trends, themes, and ideas about Judaism, community, culture, and life.