Nuggets of Wisdom from Great Jewish Thinkers: From Biblical Times to the Present

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Rodopi, 1994 - 194 sider
This book offers a copious selection of insights about the world and life, crafted in engaging language by Jewish sages, scholars, rabbis, and literary luminaries, from ancient to modern times. These remarkable explanations, queries, and proposals are connected by expository comments and comparisons by the author. The passionate care for human values which underlies much of Jewish thinking is made accessible in this comprehensive work. In it the reader may find counsel on how to achieve a good and satisfying life while responding to the joys and sorrows that touch us all.
 

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The Hebrew Bible EGGOO
9
The Dead Sea Scrolls
31
The Apocrypha
39
The Pseudepigrapha
47
The Midrash
63
The Philosophy of Philo Judaeus
69
Structural Components
75
How Does the World Operate?
141
What Can Be Said About the
145
Described?
149
What Are the Basic Truths About
161
What Happens When We Die?
171
Sources of Quotations
179
Index of Authors and Anonymous Documents
191
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