The Wisdom of the Talmud

The Palestinian Talmud on the other hand, made but a slight impression on the Jewish world. The circumstances that led to a preference for the Babylonian Talmud have been variously defined. The Babylonian academies functioned under ...

Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453202210

Category: Religion

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Discover the ancient wisdom and historical influence of a cornerstone of Judaism The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the close of the Biblical canon to the end of the fifth century, Jewish scholars studied the scripture and worked to develop—and debate—supplementary understandings of the Torah’s directions on a variety of topics. From man’s purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers what it means to practice faith on a daily basis and through a changing world. This book is an essential and approachable guide for understanding how interpretation of the Torah has guided Jewish life for thousands of years. This ebook features a new foreword, image gallery, and list of proverbs and sayings of the rabbis.

The Wisdom of Judaism

One of American Judaism's foremost teachers and writers offers an accessible, inspiring introduction to Talmudic wisdom, exploring the essence of Judaism through reflections on the words of the rabbinic sages. Original.

Author: Dov Peretz Elkins

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580233279

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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One of American Judaism's foremost teachers and writers offers an accessible, inspiring introduction to Talmudic wisdom, exploring the essence of Judaism through reflections on the words of the rabbinic sages. Original.

Jewish Wisdom

The inspirational selections in this collection include some of its most powerful and poetic passages, such as “The Poems of King David,” “The Parables of King Solomon,” and “The Love Songs of King Solomon.”

Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504054850

Category: Religion

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From the sacred texts of Judaism: ancient and lyrical reflections on the meaning of life, faith, and humanity. The Wisdom of the Kabbalah: Handed down in the oral tradition for thousands of years and transcribed in fourteenth-century Spain, the Kabbalah is the classical expression of Jewish mysticism. This collection draws from the main work of Kabbalah—Sepher ha-Zohar, or The Book of Splendor. The Wisdom of the Talmud: Developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia, the Talmud is the rabbinical commentary on the Torah. From man’s purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers the practice of faith on a daily basis through a changing world. This approachable guide explores how interpretation of the Torah has informed Jewish life for thousands of years. The Wisdom of the Torah: In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and for thousands of years, the Torah has provided instruction in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The inspirational selections in this collection include some of its most powerful and poetic passages, such as “The Poems of King David,” “The Parables of King Solomon,” and “The Love Songs of King Solomon.”

Five Volumes of Spiritual Wisdom

The Wisdom of the Torah, The Wisdom of the Talmud, The Wisdom of the Koran, The Wisdom of Muhammad, and The Wisdom of Buddha Philosophical Library. law. The Babylonians, on the other hand, demanded scrupulous adherence to the law of the ...

Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453276662

Category: Religion

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A stunning collection of ancient wisdom featuring powerful insights from five of the world’s most influential religions. The Wisdom of the Torah is an instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible, as a collected work of multiple authors spanning generations, the modern reader can look beyond its fundamental instruction. In these works, readers find many lyrical and timeless reflections on what it means to have faith and to be a member of the human race. The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From man’s purpose and miracles to marriage and wellness to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers what it means to practice faith on a daily basis and through a changing world. In The Wisdom of the Koran, readers will discover a selection of key chapters such as “The Night Journey” and “The Cave,” footnotes to convey context and meaning, as well as several stories from Judeo-Christian history. This invaluable anthology is an excellent step toward greater understanding of one of the finest pieces of Arabic prose and the Muslim faith. The Wisdom of Muhammad is essential reading for anyone who wants to have a true understanding of Islam, and offers a compelling examination of the life and sayings of the Prophet. Covering a diverse range of topics, from marriage and civic charity to the individual’s relationship to God and the afterlife, the Prophet’s words dispel misconceptions about the history of the faith, its leader, and its core beliefs. The Wisdom of Buddha, drawn from the sacred books of Buddhism, reveals the insights and beliefs at the heart of the world’s fourth-largest religion. Covering the birth and death of the Buddha, as well as the major tenets of Buddhism, this collection offers a profound view of the Buddhist religion and its founder. These five volumes from Philosophical Library’s groundbreaking Wisdom series are available in one volume for the first time.

The Book of Jewish Wisdom

Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Global Academic Publishing

ISBN: 1586841181

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Presents parts of the Judaic tradition of wisdom, concentrating on the oral part of the Torah, represented by the documents of law and scriptural exegesis.

The Wisdom of the Talmud A Thousand Years of Jewish Thought

This is a great book about the Talmud, which represents approximately a thousand years of Jewish thought. Although the non-Jewish world has given the Talmud a mixed reaction, the Talmud plays today a dominant role in Jewish life.

Author: Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser

Publisher: Iap - Information Age Pub. Incorporated

ISBN: 8562022993

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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This is a great book about the Talmud, which represents approximately a thousand years of Jewish thought. Although the non-Jewish world has given the Talmud a mixed reaction, the Talmud plays today a dominant role in Jewish life.

The Wisdom of the Talmud

This is a highly readable introduction to the Talmud, the age-old storehouse of Jewish wisdom.

Author: Ben Zion Bokser

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ISBN: 1478241152

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This is a highly readable introduction to the Talmud, the age-old storehouse of Jewish wisdom. Bokser covers the long history of the Talmud, from its origin in the Babylonian exile, its growth through the five centuries after the Roman destruction of the Temple, and the later persecution of the Talmud. The book covers a number of high-level topics, including social ethics and personal morality, with numerous examples from the Talmud. Ben Zion Bokser was one of the major Conservative rabbis of America. He stressed the Rabbinic sages and the Talmud as the source of Judaism. "This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. Judaism is not the religion of the Bible." Bokser affirms revelation, but revelation is always framed in humans by man. "Man receives a divine communication when the divine spirit rests on him, but man must give form to that communication."

The Wit and Wisdom of the Talmud

Presents a collection of proverbs, sayings, and stories from the Talmud that teach the fundamental rules for living and provides lessons on truth, virtue, tolerance, and more.

Author: George J. Lankevich

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757000215

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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Presents a collection of proverbs, sayings, and stories from the Talmud that teach the fundamental rules for living and provides lessons on truth, virtue, tolerance, and more.