The Path of the Upright: Mesillat Yesharim

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Jewish Book World
This edition is translated by Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionism and contains critical comments. The original work was published in Amsterdam during the first half of the 18th century. It was intended as a guide to the perfection of the soul.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568214276
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Preface 1
Ch. I Of Man's Duty in the World 11
Ch. II Of Watchfulness 19
Ch. III Concerning Some Phases of the Trait of Watchfulness 22
Ch. IV How to Acquire the Trait of Watchfulness 28
Ch. V The Hindrances to Watchfulness 40
Ch. VI Of Zeal 48
Ch. VII Of the Various Functions of Zeal 54
Ch. VIII How to Acquire Zeal 59
Ch. IX The Hindrances to Zeal 61
Ch. X Cleanness 67
Ch. XI Details of Cleanness 71
Ch. XII How to Acquire Spiritual Cleanness 117
Ch. XIII Abstinence 118
Ch. XIV Different Phases of Abstinence 128
Ch. XV How to Attain Abstinence 131
Ch. XVI Purity 135
Ch. XVII How to Attain Purity 141
Ch. XVIII Saintliness 144
Ch. XIX The Aspects of Saintliness 148
Ch. XX Deliberation a Phase of Saintliness 182
Ch. XXI How to Attain Saintliness 188
Ch. XXII Humility 192
Ch. XXIII How to Attain Humility 205
Ch. XXIV The Fear of Sin 211
Ch. XXV How to Attain the Fear of God 218
Ch. XXVI Holiness 221
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