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  • When, if ever, should lying be permitted?
  • If you've damaged a person's reputation unfairly, can the damage be undone?
  • Is a person who sells weapons responsible for how those weapons are used?
  • if the fetus is not a life, what is it? How, as an adult, can one carry out the command to honor one's parents when they make unreasonable demands?
  • What are the nine biblical challenges a good person must meet?
  • What do the great Jewish writings of the last 3,500 years tell us about these and all other vital questions about our lives? Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has devoted his life to the search for answers within the teachings of Judaism. In Jewish Wisdom, Rabbi Telushkin, the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Literacy, weaves together a tapestry of stories from the Bible and Talmud, and the insights of Jewish commentators and writers from Maimonides, Rashi, and Hillel to Einstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Elie Wiesel. A richer source of crucial life lessons would be hard to imagine.

    Accompanying this extraordinary compilation is Teluslikins compelling commentary, which reveals how these texts continue to instruct and challenge Jewsand all people concerned with leading ethical livestoday As he discusses these texts, Rabbi Telushkin addresses issues of fundamental interest to modern readers: how to live with honesty and integrity in an often dishonest world; how to care for the sick and dying; how to teach children to respect both themselves

    and others, how to understand and confront such great tragedies as antisemitism. and the Holocaust; what God wants from humankind. Within Jewish Wisdom's ninety chapters the reader will find extended sections illuminating Jewish perspectives on sex, romance, and marriage, what kind of belief in God a Jew can have after the Holocaust, how to use language ethically, the conflicting views of the Bible and Talmud on the death penalty, and much, much more.

    Jewish Wisdom adds a new dimension to the many widely read contemporary books that retell the stones and reveal the essence of classic religious and secular literature. Possibly the most far-ranging volume of stories and quotations from Jewish texts, Jewish Wisdom will itself become a classic, a book that not only has the capacity to transform how you view the world, but one that well might change how you choose to live your life.

    Synopsis:

    This companion volume to Jewish Literacy (the bestselling Jewish book of 1993) explains the essential Jewish teachings and how they have shaped the Jewish religion, its people, culture and history. Organized by subject, the book illuminates every aspect of human life with passages from the most important texts in Judaism.

    Description:

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-634) and index.

    About the Author

    Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a widely known spiritual leader and scholar. He is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Jewish Wisdom, Biblical Literacy, Jewish Humor,and The Book of Jewish Values.He lives in New York City with his family, and lectures throughout the United States.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780688129583
    Author:
    Telushkin, Joseph
    Publisher:
    William Morrow
    Author:
    by Joseph Telushkin
    Location:
    New York :
    Subject:
    Judaism - General
    Subject:
    Ethics & Moral Philosophy
    Subject:
    Jews
    Subject:
    Judaism
    Subject:
    Judaism - Theology
    Subject:
    Ethics, jewish
    Subject:
    Jews -- Quotations.
    Subject:
    Judaism - Rituals & Practice
    Subject:
    Judaism - Theology x
    Subject:
    Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
    Subject:
    Jewish ethics
    Subject:
    Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature.
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Hardcover
    Series Volume:
    v. 5-6
    Publication Date:
    19941021
    Binding:
    Hardback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    688
    Dimensions:
    9.60x6.60x2.08 in. 1.97 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , This companion volume to Jewish Literacy (the bestselling Jewish book of 1993) explains the essential Jewish teachings and how they have shaped the Jewish religion, its people, culture and history. Organized by subject, the book illuminates every aspect of human life with passages from the most important texts in Judaism.
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