The Book of Jewish Wisdom: The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life

The Book of Jewish Wisdom: The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life by Jacob Neusner, Noam M. M. Neusner epub pdf fb2

Title: The Book of Jewish Wisdom: The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life
Author: Jacob Neusner, Noam M. M. Neusner
ISBN10: 0826408907
ISBN13: 978-0826408907
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group; 1st edition (June 1, 1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: Judaism
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Pages: 324 pages
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The Book of Jewish Wisdom: The Talmud of the Well-Considered Life by Jacob Neusner, Noam M. M. Neusner


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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.