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 it is written , ' So he laid hold of Jeremiah and brought him to the princes ' ( Jer . 37:14 ) . ” And R. Eleazar said , “ Any congregation in which there is flattery is to be avoided as a menstruating woman , as it is said ...
“ Charity — as it is written ( Prov . 10 : 2 : ' Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit ) , but righteousness delivers from death . ' “ Crying out [ in supplication ] —as it is written ( Ps . 106 : 6 ] : ' And they cried out to ...
Said to him R. Joshua , “ And is it not written , ' You have sold yourselves for nought , and you shall be redeemed without money ' ( Isa . 52 : 3 ) ? “ You have sold yourselves for nought - for idolatry . “ But you shall be redeemed ...
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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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