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Title:
The wit and wisdom of the Talmud : proverbs, sayings, and parables for the ages
Author:
Lankevich, George J., 1939-
Uniform Title:
Talmud. English. Selections.
Publication Information:
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
151 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780757000218
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In Jewish tradition, the Talmud embodies the laws of Judaism, as well as a way of study and intellectual development. Composed of two works, the Mishnah and the Gemara, the Talmud is believed to provide serious students with one of the most sacred of experiences. It is, in fact, the Torah (the Old Testament) and the Talmud that offer the tenets of the Jewish religion.

Here, in this classic work, which represents nearly 2,000 years of learning, are those pearls of wisdom that have served as a daily guide for countless generations of people throughout the world. Some may be familiar to you; others may be new. Some may provoke a laugh; others, a tear. All, however, offer illuminating insights and direction that can provide a foundation for a compassionate and focused life.


Author Notes

George J. Lankevich received his PhD in American History from Columbia University. He taught for over thirty years in the City University of New York, and is now a professor emeritus. Dr. Lankevich is the author of over twenty volumes of history and scholarship


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Topics
Accountabilityp. 17
Actionsp. 17
Adversityp. 18
Advicep. 19
Agep. 19
Ancestryp. 20
Angerp. 21
Appearances Are Deceivingp. 22
Arrogance and Pridep. 23
Associatesp. 25
Beginningsp. 26
Birth and Developmentp. 27
Business Principlesp. 27
Character and Reputationp. 29
Charity and Good Deedsp. 30
Childrenp. 36
Children's Obligationsp. 38
Cleanlinessp. 40
Clothingp. 40
Compassion for Animalsp. 41
Complaintp. 41
Conduct and Mannersp. 42
Confessionp. 43
Consequencesp. 43
Consistencyp. 43
Contentmentp. 44
Cosmeticsp. 45
Covetousnessp. 45
Deathp. 46
Dignityp. 47
Discretionp. 47
Dutyp. 48
Duty to Godp. 48
Eatingp. 52
Envy and Jealousyp. 52
Evilp. 53
Experiencep. 54
Famep. 54
Faultfinding and Blamep. 54
Fearp. 55
Flatteryp. 56
Flexibilityp. 56
Foolsp. 56
Forgivenessp. 58
Free Willp. 58
Friendshipp. 59
God in Lifep. 60
Good Neighborsp. 61
Governmentp. 62
Greatnessp. 63
Habitp. 63
The Homep. 63
Honestyp. 64
Honorp. 64
Hopep. 65
Hospitalityp. 65
Human Naturep. 66
Hypocrisy and Deceitp. 66
Idlenessp. 68
Immortality and the World to Comep. 68
Ingratitudep. 71
Israelp. 72
Joyp. 74
Judgmentp. 74
Justicep. 76
Laborp. 77
The Lawp. 79
Laws of Naturep. 79
Leadershipp. 80
Learning and Knowledgep. 81
Levityp. 84
Lifep. 84
Lovep. 85
Marriagep. 86
Meddlingp. 90
Mercyp. 90
Misersp. 91
Moderationp. 92
Modesty and Humilityp. 93
Moneyp. 94
Oathsp. 95
Obscenityp. 95
Opinionp. 96
Opportunityp. 96
Passionp. 97
Patriotism and Community Involvementp. 98
Peacep. 98
Perjuryp. 100
Persecutionp. 100
Physicians and Medicinep. 101
Povertyp. 102
Prayerp. 103
Preparednessp. 105
Promisesp. 105
Quarelling and Discordp. 106
Religionp. 107
Repentancep. 107
Reproofp. 110
Resignation and Acceptancep. 111
Revengep. 112
Rewardsp. 113
The Righteousp. 114
The Sabbathp. 115
Secretsp. 116
Self-Respectp. 117
Self-Sufficiencyp. 117
Sermonsp. 118
Shamep. 118
Sickness and Painp. 119
Silencep. 119
Sinp. 120
Slander and Gossipp. 122
Soldiersp. 123
The Soulp. 123
Teamworkp. 125
Temperamentp. 125
Temptationp. 126
Theftp. 126
Thriftp. 128
Tolerancep. 128
Trialsp. 130
Truthp. 130
Usefulnessp. 132
Virtuep. 132
Winep. 133
Wisdomp. 134
Womanp. 137
Wordsp. 139
Worry and Carep. 140
Youthp. 141
Indexp. 143

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