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Voices of wisdom : Jewish ideals and ethics for everyday living / [compiled by] Francine Klagsbrun ; illustrated by Mark Podwal.


1st ed.. New York : Pantheon Books, [1980] .
ISBN 9780394401591, 039440159X

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Other Authors Klagsbrun, Francine.
Subjects Jewish ethics.
Jewish way of life.
Description xxxiii, 555 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-537) and index.
Summary Deals with Jewish viewpoints, guidelines, and arguments, both ancient and modern, in every major contemporary issue.
Contents On Jewish wisdom and ethics -- You and yourself: "If I am not for myself, who is for me?" -- Relating to others: "Either companionship or death" -- Love, sex, and marriage: "When love is strong, a man and woman can make their bed on a sword's blade" -- Family relationships: "As my father worked for me, I work for my children" -- Health and medicine: "The body is the soul's house" -- Study, scholarship, and superstition: "A person who has knowledge has everything" -- Work, wealth, and philanthropy: "A rich man toils to amass a fortune; a poor man, to make a slender living" -- Government, law, and authority: "If you pervert justice, who shake the world" -- Faith and freedom: "In the image of God" -- The value of life: "How do you know that your blood is redder than his?" -- Death and the world to come: "Be prepared..."
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5726416
(OCoLC)ocm05726416
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