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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And how many thousands of Israelites are called Aaron , for were it not for Aaron [ ' s principles ) , this one would not have come into the world . and pursuing peace : how so ? This teaches that a person should pursue peace in Israel ...
But in this case : “ Seek peace and pursue it ( unconditionally ] ' ( Ps . 34:15 ) . ( Not only do you ] seek peace for your own locale , [ but you must ] pursue it in another . ” Hezekiah made a second statement .
“ May it be thy will , Lord my God , God of my fathers , that you bring me into this town in peace . ” When he exits what does he say ? " I give thanks to thee , Lord my God , that you brought me into this town in peace .
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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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