The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living Joseph Telushkin

ISBN: 9780609603307

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544 pages


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The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living  by  Joseph Telushkin

The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-by-Day Guide to Ethical Living by Joseph Telushkin
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In The Book of Jewish Values, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaisms sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world. TelushkinMoreIn The Book of Jewish Values, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has combed the Bible, the Talmud, and the whole spectrum of Judaisms sacred writings to give us a manual on how to lead a decent, kind, and honest life in a morally complicated world.

Telushkin speaks to the major ethical issues of our time, issues that have, of course, been around since the beginning. He offers one or two pages a day of pithy, wise, and easily accessible teachings designed to be put into immediate practice. The range of the book is as broad as life itself:The first trait to seek in a spouse (Day 17)When, if ever, lying is permitted (Days 71-73)Why acting cheerfully is a requirement, not a choice (Day 39)What children dont owe their parents (Day 128)Whether Jews should donate their organs (Day 290)An effective but expensive technique for curbing your anger (Day 156)How to raise truthful children (Day 298)What purchases are always forbidden (Day 3)In addition, Telushkin raises issues with ethical implications that may surprise you, such as the need to tip those whom you dont see (Day 109), the right thing to do when you hear an ambulance siren (Day 1), and why wasting time is a sin (Day 15).

Whether he is telling us what Jewish tradition has to say about insider trading or about the relationship between employers and employees, he provides fresh inspiration and clear guidance for every day of our lives.



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