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Becoming a mensch : timeless Talmudic ethics for everyone

Author: Ronald W Pies
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This user's guide to becoming a better person takes readers through a process of personal growth by means of modern-day vignettes that draw upon the Talmud's ancient wisdom. Readers of any or no faith learn what it takes to become a mensch -- a decent and honorable human being.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald W Pies
ISBN: 9780761852964 0761852964
OCLC Number: 670479216
Description: vii, 146 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: What it Means to Be A Mensch Chapter 2 Chapter 1: A Brief Tour of the Talmudic Territory Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Kindness and Compassion Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Generosity and Charity Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Self-Mastery and Self-Discipline Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Moderation and "The Middle Way" Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Humility and Flexibility Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Forgiveness and Apology Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Justice and Retribution Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Respect for Self and Others Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Attentive Listening and Understanding Chapter 12 Chapter 11: Acquiring Knowledge and Wisdom Chapter 13 Chapter 12: Caution and Prudence Chapter 14 Chapter 13: Discussing and Criticizing Others Fairly Chapter 15 Chapter 14: Honesty and Integrity Chapter 16 Chapter 15: Trustworthiness and Fidelity Chapter 17 Chapter 16: Gratitude and Contentedness Chapter 18 Chapter 17: Politeness and Tact Chapter 19 Chapter 18: Honoring and Revering Parents and Teachers Chapter 20 Appendix 1: Selective Chronology of Sages and Principal Evens in Land of Israel Chapter 21 Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms Chapter 22 Afterword Chapter 23 References
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