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

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

by Rami M. Shapiro
 
"Our wisest teachers are those who can draw on ancient wisdom and re-new it with new meaning. That is what Rami Shapiro has done by rereading, retranslating, and renewing Pirke Avot, which comes alive and glowing in his hands."

— Arthur Waskow, author of Down-to-Earth Judaism and Seasons of Our Joy

Wisdom of the Jewish Sages is a fresh interpretation of

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"Our wisest teachers are those who can draw on ancient wisdom and re-new it with new meaning. That is what Rami Shapiro has done by rereading, retranslating, and renewing Pirke Avot, which comes alive and glowing in his hands."

— Arthur Waskow, author of Down-to-Earth Judaism and Seasons of Our Joy

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517799666
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Edition description:
1st Bell Tower ed
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
4.52(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

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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