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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He said to him , “ I saw in my dream four cedars , four sycamores , a hide stuffed with straw , and an ox riding on them . ” Said to him R. Ishmael b . R. Yosé , “ The four cedars stand for four bedposts , the four sycamores stand for ...
There are four sorts of personality : ( 1 ) easily angered , easily calmed — he loses what he gains ; ( 2 ) hard to anger , hard to calm — what he loses he gains ; ( 3 ) hard to anger and easy to calm a truly pious man ; ( 4 ) easy to ...
Chapters Four through Seven Tractate Ketubot . ... Chapters Two through Four Tractate Baba Qamma . ... Chapters One through Three Tractate Sanhedrin Chapters Four through Eight Tractate Sanhedrin Chapters Nine through Eleven Tractate ...
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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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