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Pirke Avot : timeless wisdom for modern life

Author: William Berkson; Menachem Fisch
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new edition of the well-known Jewish classic, Berkson helps us see that Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is more than just a fundamental religious text ; it is also a compelling, contemporary ethical guide. Berkson looks at the individual sayings, or mishnayot, through the interpretations of the great Jewish commentators and also within the broader context of Western thought--through views found in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Berkson, William.
Pirke Avot.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2010
(DLC) 2010024632
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Berkson; Menachem Fisch
ISBN: 9780827611207 082761120X
OCLC Number: 794924282
Language Note: Includes the text of Pirḳe Avot in Hebrew and English translation.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages)
Other Titles: Mishnah.
Mishnah.
Responsibility: William Berkson ; translation with Menachem Fisch.

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In this new edition of the well-known Jewish classic, Berkson helps us see that Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is more than just a fundamental religious text; it is also a compelling,  Read more...

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"Berkson's new Pirke Avot is fascinating and fun to read at the same time. It is perfect for personal use or as a way to encourage family discussions around the Sabbat table."-Jewish Book World * Read more...

 
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