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In "Everyday Ethics," columnist Joseph Telushkin tackles dilemmas any of us could find ourselves stewing over. Sample a few of his answers to Beliefnet users' thorniest problems.

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The Myth of Fingerprints
A principle's a principle. But a job's a job.
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Be Anxious, Be Very Anxious
Should she tell her husband if the other man is just a friend?
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Alone Again, Religiously
Spirituality on the job can pull an office together--or apart
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The Miserable Investor
Should friends let friends invest?
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Medical Ethics
Workman's compensation becomes a matter of conscience.
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Why Do They Hate Us?
Can all those anti-American protestors be wrong?
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Dogma Days
Why theological absolutes shouldn't determine scientific policy.
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Milked for Human Kindness
Charity begins at home--but where does it end?
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Putting the Fix In
Is it ethical to use connections to get your kid into a better school?
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Cohabiting Couples?
How upset should you get about other people's living arrangments?
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Who Gets an Organ First?
Do important people deserve a higher place on the donor list?
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Dying Wife, Straying Husband
Should a woman sleep with the husband of a dying woman?
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Is 'Right and Wrong' Right?
An educator ponders the use of the words.
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Where There's a Will, There's a Problem
Should a brother give up his half of an inheritance simply because his sister has children?
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A Secret From the Past
Will revealing his wife's abortion to his father cause a family rift?
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His Cheating Heart
A humiliated wife weighs whether to stay with her husband in the name of family.
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No Hard Feelings
It's better to express your anger to the person who hurt you than to badmouth him to others.
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Rude Dude, Bad Date
He treats her like a queen, but treats everyone else like dirt.
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Alas, Poor Doctor
Should a future rich guy apply for public assistance?
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Dividing the Will
Do I write my will to benefit my kids equally, or according to need?
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Dieting for Two
Being overweight isn't a crime, but it can send a message to those you love.
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Silent Witness
Should I say anything to a stranger punishing his child in a way I feel is inappropriate?
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Up in Smoke?
Does smoking make me a bad person?
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