The Book of Jewish Wisdom: The Talmud of the Well-considered Life
The unique wisdom of Judaism comes from the Talmud and the Judaic sages' other ancient writings that preserve the tradition of the originally oral Torah, or Teachings of Moses. Sometimes surprising - "better sincere sin than hypocritical virtue" - and always penetrating and helpful - "who are rich? those who are happy with their lot" - the wisdom of the oral Torah is set forth on more than one hundred subjects, arranged alphabetically, in their sources' own words, here rendered in clear and easily readable English.
This is the "how-to" book for people who think deeply about everyday life: facing death of a loved one, the duties and rights of women and men together, busy-ness versus real achievement, deceit, gossip, discretion, virtue, honor, forbearance, forgiveness.
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13:21 ) . They asked prophecy , “ As to a sinner , what is his punishment ? " She said to them , “ The soul that sins shall die ” ( Ezek . 18:20 ) . They asked the Holy One , blessed be he , “ As to a sinner , what is his punishment ?
R. Zakkai's students asked him : “ Through what have you attained long life ? " He said to them : “ In my sentire ) life , I never urinated within four cubits of prayer ; and I never called my fellow a nickname ; and I never missed the ...
“ Jacob asked for sickness . He said before him , ' Lord of all ages , if a person dies without illness , he will not settle his affairs for his children . If he is sick for two or three days , he will settle his affairs with his ...
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With his son, Noam, prolific rabbi-scholar Jacob Neusner (Judaism's Theological Voice, LJ 4/1/95) has compiled and edited an anthology of maxims, apothegms, and sayings of Jewish wisdom extracted from ... Čítať celú recenziu
How to Read This Book
Wise Advice of Sages to Their Children and Disciples
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