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.

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“ 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