Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright

Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright

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by Moses Hayyim Luzzatto
     
 

Connecting the wisdom of tradition with contemporary spirituality

Mesillat Yesharim is the centerpiece of the modern-day Mussar Movement, inspiring so many on their spiritual path. This volume contains the original Kaplan translation and Stone's new commentary, which brings this medieval text to life for readers today. The original Hebrew text is in the back of

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Connecting the wisdom of tradition with contemporary spirituality

Mesillat Yesharim is the centerpiece of the modern-day Mussar Movement, inspiring so many on their spiritual path. This volume contains the original Kaplan translation and Stone's new commentary, which brings this medieval text to life for readers today. The original Hebrew text is in the back of the book.

Editorial Reviews

CJ Magazine
"By republishing the classic (and, in fact, publishing the Stone commentary for the first time), JPS has resurrected one of Judaism’s great books. This should be the first of a series. Thank you, JPS and Rabbi Stone."—CJ Magazine
Jewish Media Review
"This translation, published originally in 1936 by JPS, is a landmark in Jewish publishing. It made this Hebrew text finally available to English readers, and it gave us insights into the groundbreaking work that Kaplan did in orienting American Jews to the deep connection between ethical living and religious belief. It is no wonder that this book has become the centerpiece of the modern-day Mussar Movement, which inspires so many on their spiritual path."—Jewish Media Review
Jewish Eye
"Readers will find Stone’s ideas through provoking."—Jewish Eye
Louis E. Newman
"Ira Stone has breathed new life into this classic of Jewish ethical literature. His introduction places Mesillat Yesharim and Kaplan's translation of it in their proper historical and philosophical contexts. His running commentary to Luzzatto's text is lucid and informative, helping contemporary readers discover how this influential work can continue to guide and inspire us today."—Louis E. Newman, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies and Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning, Carleton College
Jewish Book World
"Readers with an interest in rabbinic thought, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish ethics will find much to engage them. Stone provides the tools for the reader to easily and independently access Luzzatto's great classic."—Jewish Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827608566
Publisher:
The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
550
Sales rank:
483,223
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dawnpraysjoy More than 1 year ago
This book changes you from the inside out! Very good, can read over and over.