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Becoming a mensch : timeless talmudic ethics for everyone

Author: Ronald Pies
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Becoming a Mensch is a "user's guide" to becoming a better person, taking readers through a process of personal growth by means of modern-day vignettes that draw upon the Talmud's ancient wisdom. By examining character traits such as "kindness and compassion," "self-mastery and self discipline," and "humility and flexibility," readers of any or no faith learn what it takes to become a "mensch"--A decent and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pies, Ronald.
Becoming a mensch.
Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, ©2011
(OCoLC)670479216
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Pies
ISBN: 9780761852971 0761852972
OCLC Number: 704283393
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 146 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Chapter One. A Brief Tour of the Talmudic Territory; Chapter Two. Kindness and Compassion; Chapter Three. Generosity and Charity; Chapter Four. Self-Mastery and Self-Discipline; Chapter Five. Moderation and "The Middle Way"; Chapter Six. Humility and Flexibility; Chapter Seven. Forgiveness and Apology; Chapter Eight. Justice and Retribution; Chapter Nine. Respect for Self and Others; Chapter Ten. Attentive Listening and Understanding; Chapter Eleven. Acquiring Knowledge and Wisdom; Chapter Twelve. Caution and Prudence.
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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  Read more...

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