Wisdom Of The Jewish Sages: A Modern Reading Of Pirke Avot

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Wisdom of the Jewish Sages is a fresh interpretation of Judaism's principal ethical scripture, Pirke Avot or The Sayings of the Fathers - a treasury of maxims on justice, integrity, and virtue. Gathered into one volume in the third century, it represents the essential spiritual teaching of sixty-five remarkable rabbis who spanned the preceding six hundred years. For centuries it has been the most widely studied book in traditional Jewish homes. Now Rabbi Shapiro's modern reading of Pirke Avot makes its timeless ...
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Overview

Wisdom of the Jewish Sages is a fresh interpretation of Judaism's principal ethical scripture, Pirke Avot or The Sayings of the Fathers - a treasury of maxims on justice, integrity, and virtue. Gathered into one volume in the third century, it represents the essential spiritual teaching of sixty-five remarkable rabbis who spanned the preceding six hundred years. For centuries it has been the most widely studied book in traditional Jewish homes. Now Rabbi Shapiro's modern reading of Pirke Avot makes its timeless knowledge available to a new generation of seekers.

Pirke Avot is a treasury of maxims on justice, integrity, and virtue, and represents the spiritual teaching of 65 rabbis who spanned the preceding 600 years. For centuries it has been the most widely studied book in Jewish homes. Shapiro's interpretation makes the book's timeless wisdom available to a new generation of Jews and non-Jews alike.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780517799666
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/21/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Bell Tower ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 137
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 6.68 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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Rami M. Shapiro, rabbi and storyteller of Temple Beth Or in Miami, Florida, is an award-winning poet and essayist, whose liturgical poems are used in prayer services throughout North America. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry, liturgy, stories, and nonfiction. He is also the director of the Rasheit Institute for Jewish Spirituality in Miami.
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