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A handbook of Jewish ethical values and literature. Life as an art forman invitation to Jewish ethical living.
It is the human task to complete Gods unfinished artistic masterpiecethe human person.
from the Introduction
The classic texts of Jewish ethical literatureworks little-known to most of usare now readily available for personal study. This one-of-a-kind book brings the genre of Jewish ethical literature from its origins in the ancient and medieval worlds, straight into our 21st-century lives.
An invitation into a history rich with wisdom and guidance, Creating an Ethical Jewish Life offers traditional texts, clear explanations, and ways for us to use them in our lives. Rabbis Sherwin and Cohen highlight a wide variety of classic texts, including the Zohar, The Holy Letter, The Path of the Upright by Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, Duties of the Heart by Bahya ibn Pakudah, and Nachmanides Commentary on the Torah. These timeless texts are combined with the authors insightful commentary to address the ultimate human moral issue, the most intimate personal question: How can I best live the life God has entrusted into my care?
With expertise and passion, Sherwin and Cohen show us how these unusual texts not only informbut can transform our lives.
Explores how to:
Deal with ego Be wise Be healthy Employ wealth Die Behave sexually Believe in God Thank God Love God Study the Torah Repent Treat ones parents Parent Speak about another Be Philanthropic
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