Nuggets of Wisdom from Great Jewish Thinkers: From Biblical Times to the Present

Framsida
Rodopi, 1994 - 194 sidor
This book offers a copious selection of insights about the world and life, crafted in engaging language by Jewish sages, scholars, rabbis, and literary luminaries, from ancient to modern times. These remarkable explanations, queries, and proposals are connected by expository comments and comparisons by the author. The passionate care for human values which underlies much of Jewish thinking is made accessible in this comprehensive work. In it the reader may find counsel on how to achieve a good and satisfying life while responding to the joys and sorrows that touch us all.
 

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The Hebrew Bible
9
The Dead Sea Scrolls
41
The Pseudepigrapha
47
The Midrash
63
The Philosophy of PhiloJudaeus
69
Structural Components
75
Note to Part Three
105
Bahya Ibn Paquda About 1075
111
Rabbi Levi Ben Gershom Gersonides
129
Note to Part Four
139
What Can Be Said About the
145
What Are the Basic Truths About
161
What Happens When We Die?
171
Sources of Quotations
179
Index of Authors and Anonymous Documents
191
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Rabbi Solomon Ben Isaac Rashi
117

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