Год издания: 2001
Издатель: Dover Publications
Количество страниц: 80
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A boundless source of consolation and intellectual stimulation and one of the central texts of Judaism, the Talmud is not only a great compilation of ancient wisdom concerning law, religion, history, ethics, metaphysics, and folklore; it is also a treasure trove of aphorisms, maxims, and witty sayings, including: Adversity is the true school of the mind. Avoid anger and thou wilt not sin. Too many captains sink the ship. The noblest of all charities is in enabling the poor to earn a livelihood. Dignity does not consist in a silk dress. These and over 500 other proverbs and adages come together in this delightful collection, arranged under 143 headings such as adversity, ancestry, anger, business, charity, death, friendship, home life, honesty, immortality, labor, love, money, and truth. In addition to its sheer entertainment value, "The Wisdom of the Talmud" also provides important insights into Jewish ethics, folklore, and theology. Indispensable...