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Creating an Ethical Jewish Life: A Practical Introduction to Classic Teachings on How to Be a Jew
Creating an Ethical Jewish Life: A Practical Introduction to Classic Teachings on How to Be a Jew
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Product Code: 2342

Seymour J. Cohen, Byron L. Sherwin

Publisher: Jewish Lights

"Ethics" may sound like an abstract concept more suited to dusty halls of academia than day-to-day life. But a closer look at the Jewish ethical literature and era-spanning classics like The Path of the Upright by Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto; Duties of the Heart by Bahya ibn Pakudah; and Improvement of Moral Virtues by Maimonides - puts that misconception to rest, and provides a compelling action plan for living ethically.

In an accessible and highly readable fashion, this one-of-a-kind book introduces the genre of Jewish ethical literature, and with excerpts from the texts themselves, shows what it means to be truly Jewish in your work life, relationships, parenting, play, relationship with God, death, and everything in between.

Originally published in hardcover as How to Be a Jew.

Selected Contents:

   * What Constitutes Jewish Ethical Literature
   * How to Believe in God
   * How to Repent
   * How to Deal with the Ego
   * How to Be Wise
   * How to Be Wealthy
   * How to Employ Wealth
   * How to Die
   * How to Behave Sexually
   * How to Treat One's Parents
   * How to Parent
   * How to Speak about Another
   * How to Be Philanthropic


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