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 , “ Give me thirty days ' more so I can review my learning , since you say up there , ' Happy is he who comes up here bringing his learning all ready at hand . ” So he came along thirty days later .
others ; ( 2 ) he wants others to give , but he does not want to give - he begrudges what belongs to himself ; ( 3 ) he will give and he wants others to give — he is truly pious ; ( 4 ) he will not give and he does not want others to ...
Said King Alexander to them , “ Give him an answer . ” They said to him , “ Give us a span of three days time . ” He gave them time . They searched and did not find an answer . They forthwith fled , leaving their fields fully sown and ...
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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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