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A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy

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A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy is the initial volume of the first major code of Jewish ethics to be written in the English language. It is a monumental work on the vital topic of personal character and integrity by one of the premier Jewish scholars and thinkers of our time.

With the stated purpose of restoring ethics to its central role in Judaism, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin offers hundreds of examples from the Torah, the Talmud, rabbinic commentaries, and contemporary stories to illustrate how ethical teachings can affect our daily behavior. The subjects dealt with are ones we all encounter. They include judging other people fairly; knowing when forgiveness is obligatory, optional, or forbidden; balancing humility and self-esteem; avoiding speech that shames others; restraining our impulses of envy, hatred, and revenge; valuing truth but knowing when lying is permitted; understanding why God is the ultimate basis of morality; and appreciating the great benefits of Torah study. Telushkin has arranged the book in the traditional style of Jewish codes, with topical chapters and numbered paragraphs. Statements of law are almost invariably followed by anecdotes illustrating how these principles have been, or can be, practiced in daily life. The book can be read straight through to provide a solid grounding in Jewish values, consulted as a reference when facing ethical dilemmas, or studied in a group.

Vast in scope, this volume distills more than three thousand years of Jewish laws and suggestions on how to improve ones character and become more honest, decent, and just. It is a landmark work of scholarship that is sure to influence the lives of Jews for generations to come, rich with questions to ponder and discuss, but primarily a book to live by.

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This first book in a three-volume set by Rabbi Telushkin addresses the vital topic of personal character and integrity. Breathtaking in its scope, this comprehensive presentation of Jewish ethical teaching is a primer on fair speech, gratitude, repentance, humility, and other traits.

About the Author

Joseph Telushkin is a spiritual leader and scholar. He is the author of fifteen books, including Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values, a senior associate of CLAL, a board member of the Jewish Book Council, and the rabbi of the Los Angeles-based Synagogue for the Performing Arts. He lives in New York City and lectures regularly throughout the United States.

Visit acodeofjewishethics.com for more information and to download a study guide to key ethical issues raised in A Code of Jewish Ethics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400048359
Author:
Telushkin, Joseph
Publisher:
Bell Tower
Author:
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Author:
Telushkin, Joseph Rabbi
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Essence, genius, nature
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Jewish ethics
Subject:
Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature.
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
judaism;ethics;judaica;religion;jewish ethics
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.55 x 6.3 x 1.75 in 1.8 lb

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