Dr. Ruth Wolf

Dr. Ruth Wolf



Personal Information

Name:                Dr. Ruth Wolf

Email:                wolfru@walla.co.il

Telephone:          +972-3-5318145

Marital Status: Married + 3


Presently a Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences and Department of Economics, Bar Ilan University.



1970 – 1974     B.A., Humanity Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies, Tel

                           Aviv University, Israel

1973 – 1975     Teaching Certificate, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1980 – 1983     B.A., Summa cum Laude, Social Sciences, Education

Department – Counseling, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1984 – 1989     M.A., Summa cum Laude, Social Sciences, Education

Department – counseling, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan,


1994 – 1998     Ph. D., Social Sciences, Criminology Department, Bar-Ilan

University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Dissertation: Everyday life psychodynamics of blame as a test

case for functional definition of terrorism

Supervisor: Prof. Yuval Wolf


Professional Affiliations

1983 – Present   Member of the Association of Counselors (assisted in

                           establishing the Association’s ethic code)

2002 – Present   Board member, Gestalt Institute

2002 – Present   Board member, Association of Hebrew Editors

2003 – Present   Member, Oggen organization for the prevention of corruption

2004 – Present   Member, Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

2004 – Present   Manager of Children's literature, Association of Hebrew


2004- Present     Member, The Israeli Institute of Management

2005 –Present    Member, The Movement for Quality Government in Israel

2011 - Present    Board Member, The International Society of Humor Studies

2012 - Present    Reviewer, International Journal of Emerging Markets




  1. List of publications


  1. Wolf, R. (2008). Ethics is good for business, Jerusalem, Mass publication – Textbook. (Heb)
  2. Wolf, R. (2004). The nature of life (Heb). Jerusalem: Hallel.
  3. Nine educational books for children, used by bibliotherapy clinicians (Heb)
  4. Twelve books for children to promote cognitive mental development (Heb)

Chapters in books:

  1. Wolf, R. (2012). Comics as a powerful tool and teaching method for ethical and social learning in school. In: A. Ziv & A. Sover, The importance of not being serious. Jerusalem: Carmel. (Heb)
  2. Wolf, R. (2002). Finding a quasi-phenomenological definition of terror. Delinquency and Social Deviation: Theory and Application, (pp. 351-372). Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press. (Heb) (with Wolf Y.).
  3. Wolf, R. (2002). Education of morality at a tender age under conditions of complex reality: Theoretical, empirical and practical aspects. In N. Maslovaty & Y. Iram (Eds.), Values Education in Various Teaching Contexts (pp. 145-161). Tel-Aviv: Ramot – Tel-Aviv University. (Heb) (with Wolf, Y.)
  4. Wolf, R. (2000). Moral education in school. In S. Raz (Ed.), The Zionist Religious Collection, (pp. 450-458). Jerusalem: Hapoel Hamizrachi. (Heb)

Articles in refereed journals/periodicals

  1. Wolf, R. (2012). Personal Feedback as a Took for Good Management. Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics. (Accepted September 2012)
  2. Wolf, R. (2012). How pediatricians can deal with children who have been sexually abused by family members. ISRN Pediatrics Journal.
  3. Wolf, R. (2012). Corporate social responsibility as a tool to increase happiness among workers in the company. Indian Journal of Management. (Accepted August 2012)
  4. Wolf, R. (2011). The Money Environment: Calculations Regarding Ecology and Preservation of the Green Environment. Roeh Haheshbon, 25, 108-115. (Heb)
  5. Wolf, R. (2009). The Circle of Life and Family Generations in Children’s Literature, Moznaiim, 83(1), 32-35. (Heb)
  6. Wolf, R. (2006). The doctor as a key figure in identification, diagnosis and initial assistance to child victims of sexual exploitation among family. Recovery, Ha’Refua, 145, 587-591. (Heb)
  7. Wolf, R. (2005), Using Logotherapy in school-based interventions with victims of sexual abuse. The International Forum for Logotherapy, 1-24.     
  8. Wolf, R. (2004). More solutions for the prevention of violence and delinquency among youth – guiding families whose behavior pattern is harmful to children. Ha’Nefesh, 17-18, 114-119. (Heb)
  9. Wolf, R. (2004). Writing a ‘personal prayer’ as a tool for diagnosis and consultation. The Educational Consultant, 218-229. (Heb)
  10. Wolf, R.& Wolf, Y. (2000). Israeli citizens perception of terrorism. Acta Criminologia, 13, 3, pp. 86-91.
  11. Wolf, R. (1998). How school counselors can deal with children who have been sexually abused by family members. Journal of Counselor Education & Supervision, 7, pp. 1-28. (Heb)
  12. Wolf, R. (1996). The intervention plan “instrumental enrichment” – evaluations concerning success in creating a change among adolescents. Dapim, 22, pp. 84-108. (Heb)

Additional Articles

  1. Wolf, R. (2012). Giving and Compassion, Daf Shvu'ee, 901, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
  2. Wolf, R. (2010). The Need for Businessmen to Understand the Culture of the Nation They Negotiate With, Human Resources, 267-268, 10-13. (Heb)
  3. Wolf, R. (2010). Love According to the Song of Songs and the Psychological Literature, Ma’aglei Nefesh, 2, 38-40. (Heb)
  4. Wolf, R. (2009). Moses – A model of leadership, Daf Shvu'ee, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
  5. Wolf, R. (2009). Plain Language and Fancy Language in Children’s Literature, Children and Young Adult Literature, 130, 54-60. (Heb)
  6. Wolf, R. (2009). What Can Be Learned from the Confucian Approach to Society, Leadership and Work Culture, Neto +, 222, 100-102. (Heb)
  7. Wolf, R. (2009). Ethics as a Main Foundation of Internal Auditing Nihul Shakof, Tel Aviv University. (Heb)
  8. Wolf, R. (2009). Comics as a Teaching Method in School, Kesher Ayin, 193, 34-36. (Heb)
  9. Wolf, R. (2009). The Connection between Modern Psychology and the Talmud – The Text Regarding Rabbi Joshua – “Fortunate is She Who Gave Birth to Him”, Mima’amakim, 27. (Heb)
  10. Wolf, R. (2009). An examination of the Leadership of Moses as an Example of Ideal Leadership, Daf Shvu’ee, 828, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
  11. Wolf, R. (2009). The Comic Literature – A Way to Deliver Messages and Values in Organizations and Companies, Human Resources, 261-262, 8-11. (Heb)
  12. Wolf, R. (2007). Abraham and Sarah, Daf Shvu'ee, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
  13. Wolf, R. (2006). A spotlight on corporate ethics: "The Trojan Horse" – industrial and business espionage. Mashabei Enosh, 19, 46-50. (Heb)
  14. Wolf, R. (2006). Guanxi, the gift-giving custom in China as an instrument for deepening business relations. Nihul, 165, 58-60. (Heb)
  15. Wolf, R. (2006). Ethic legislation – Needed. Neto+, 22, 187, 111-116. (Heb)
  16. Wolf, R. (2006). Enhancing ethics among accountants: How will accountants overcome obstacles?. Roe'e HaHeshbon, NH, 2(454), 122-125. (Heb)
  17. Wolf, R. (2005). The key to faith: Personal feedback. Management, 162, 40-45. (Heb)
  18. Wolf, R. (2004). The ethics of compassion as compared to the ethics of justice. Human Resources, 193, 28-35. (Heb)
  19. Wolf, R. (2004). How to build a code of ethics in factories and holding companies. Human Resources, 198, 26-30. (Heb)
  20. Wolf, R. (2004). Compassion – an emotional direction as part of building a moral outlook. Talleli Orot, 11, 288-298. (Heb)
  21. Wolf, R. (2003). The Song of Songs and human relations. Daf Shvu'ee, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University.
  22. Wolf, R. (2003). Decision-making in a team and learning from mistakes as means of improving organizational effectiveness. Management, 153/4, 34-36. (Heb)
  23. Wolf, R. (2003). On the phenomenon of sexual injury in young children within the family. Derech Efrata, 11, 49-60. (Heb)
  24. Wolf, R. (2002). Education for moral behavior at a young age: Developmental problems and ways of coping. Talleli Orot, 10, 410-435. (Heb)
  25. Wolf, R. (1999). Violence and aggression among children and youth, ways of coping with the phenomenon through literature. Studies in Children's Literature, 10, 121-138. (Heb)
  26. Wolf, R. (1997). Moral education through literary work. Derech Efrata, 60-74. (Heb)
  27. Wolf, R. (1996). The advantage of prayer – strengthening of the person and consideration of prayer's psychological effect on the individual. Derech Efrata, 189-206. (Heb)
  28. Wolf, R. (1992). Teachers – educators as 'agents of culture'. Skira Chodshit, 4-5, 93-98. (Heb)

Articles in process and submitted

  1. Wolf, R. (2012). How school counselors can deal with children who have been sexually abused by family members. Journal of Counselor Education & Supervision, Submitted.
  2. Wolf, R. (2012).  The Solution for Achieving Ethical Economics
  3. Strengthening the Ethics of Accountants. Journal of Business Ethics – Submitted.
  4. Wolf, R. (2012). Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool to Increase Happiness among Workers in the Company. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Submitted.
  5. Wolf, R. & Issa, Theodora (2012). International Research on Ethical Mindsets. (in progress).

Papers presented at scientific conferences

  1. Organ transplant – ethical aspects according to Jewish law. Medical Conference, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, May 1997.
  2. The educational consultant and the education of moral values in the school framework. Conference of the Association of Educational Consultants – Vision and Diversity in Educational Consulting. Tel-Aviv, June 1999.
  3. Perception of terrorism by Israeli citizens before and after Rabin's assassination. Facet Theory, University of Bern, Switzerland,  June, 22-25,  1999.
  4. Moral-ethical education – how?. The 3rd International Conference on Teacher Training – In Preparation for 2000. Beit Berl College, June 22-26, 1999.
  5. How young children deal with death. The 6th international conference on grief and bereavement in contemporary society. Jerusalem, Israel, July, 9-14, 2000.
  6. Becoming a moral person. Work, values, and organizational behavior toward the new millennium. Jerusalem, Israel, July, 25-28, 2000.
  7. Children’s perceptions of death. ‘Fear because of war’ on behalf of the Foundation of the Pedagogical Office, Ministry of Education and Culture. Jerusalem, December 12, 2001.
  8. Preventing global catastrophes through education on compassion – as a foundation of moral education. The 4th International Conference on Teacher Training. “Teacher training as a social mission – Key to the future”, June 23-27, 2002.
  9. Judicial patterns on the basis of terror by Jewish and Arab perpetrators. 'Terror and Borders - Anthropological Outlooks', May 28-29, 2003.
  10. The effect of the damage of sexual exploitation in victims' adulthood. The 2nd Conference for the Advancement of Women’s Mental Health: Maturation and Coping in a Changing World. Ben-Gurion University, October 21, 2003.
  11. Sarbanes-Oxley's code of ethics: An attempt to deter 21st century wrongdoings with financial implications. The Sixth Miami International Conference on Torah & Science,  Absolute Standards in an Age of Relativity, Miami, Florida, Florida International University, 13-15 December, 2005 .
  12. The Polarization of the Eastern Approach to Ethics (Japan versus China), and the Comparison between these Approaches and Western Ethics. Eastern and Western Ethics, Ethics Conference, Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University, March 21, 2009.
  13. The Theme of Abandonment in Fairy Tales and its Connection to Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, Conference on Children and Young Adult Literature, Between Imagination and Reality, December 29, 2008.
  14. Invited to lecture at Harvard University at the ‘China Goes Global Conference’, October 6-8, 2010, on the topic of: “The Contribution of Ethics to Business – A Case Study Analysis of the Ethics Involved in the Globalization of the Chinese Economy”
  15. Comics as an Effective Teaching Method in School. The First Multi-Disciplinary Conference on the Study of Humor, Ashkelon College, March 23, 2010.
  16. Wolf, R. (2011). Fighting on behalf of a greener environment – An advancement of global business ethics in China. China Goes Global, Harvard University (Proceedings).
  17. Wolf, R. (2012). The solution for achieving ethical economics: Strengthening the ethics of accountants. European Business Ethics Network Research Conference "Accountability, transparency, sustainability", June 7-9, 2012. (Proceedings).
  18. Wolf, R. (2012). Invited to lecture at the International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology. October 15-17. Various ethical perspectives when training students for business management.
  19. Wolf, R. (2012). Aid of Physicians to Children and Adolescents Who Experienced Sexual Abuse. European Academy of Pediatric Societies (October 5-9, 2012). Istanbul, Turkey.

Book Proposals

  1. Culture and Ethics – Mindsets Across borders: An Australian-Israeli Comparison
  2. Ethics and Medicine in the Holocaust – Ethical dilemmas (In Process)
  3. Mediation as a path to conflict solving
















Courses Taught


               Moral and Social Economic Responsibility

               Morals and Ethics

               Mediation in Areas of Management

               Medical Ethics

               Teaching Ethics




1. Moral Judgment and moral development – I am interested in enhancing  children's moral development and the prevention of corruption among employees of large corporations.

2. Mediation – increasing the search for peaceful resolutions of conflicts.

3. Business ethics – The implementation of ethical programs within corporations and large organizations.

4. Bibliotherapy – treatment using literature and creativity as a mean for children's cognitive and personal growth.

5. Management – Proper management in companies and organizations.