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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Lo , I'll learn two laws today , and two laws tomorrow , until I have finished reciting the entire Torah . ... So I'll study two laws by day and two laws by night until I have learned the entire Torah just like him .
They show how the greatest king of all time , Alexander , learned wisdom in a remote , obscure place , and from the women of that place . Alexander of Macedonia went to the king of Kasia , beyond the mountains of darkness .
Where had the priest learned this ? From the wood on the temple altar . An Athenian came to Jerusalem and wanted to learn wisdom . He worked for three and a half years and had learned nothing . When he came to leave , he bought a slave ...
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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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