Hebrew Ethical Wills: Selected and Edited by Israel Abrahams, Volumes I and II by Israel AbrahamsHebrew Ethical Wills: Selected and Edited by Israel Abrahams, Volumes I and II by Israel Abrahams

Hebrew Ethical Wills: Selected and Edited by Israel Abrahams, Volumes I and II

EditorIsrael Abrahams

Hardcover | September 1, 2006

Pricing and Purchase Info

$47.25 online 
$52.50 list price save 10%
Earn 236 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The renewed and growing interest in ethical wills today speaks to the attraction they have to people who want to reflect on the deeper meaning of their own lives and share what they have learned with those they love. These very personal documents, with origins in the Bible, grew into a particularly Jewish custom.
Hebrew Ethical Wills can teach us much about the past and gives us food for thought for the present. First published in 1926, this expanded edition includes new material: Lawrence Fine’s excellent introduction, passages from the autobiography of Gluckl of Hameln (to give expression to a Jewish women’s voice), and a bibliography of state-of-the-art scholarship on the issues and themes of ethical wills.
The texts included, by Judah ibn Tibbon, Maimonides, the Baal Shem Tov, and the Gaon of Vilna, among others, with Hebrew facing pages, provide us with rich and intriguing evidence of premodern notions of parenthood and childhood. And they offer special insights into the faith and feelings of Jews across the centuries, as well as inspiration for those who want to write their own ethical wills today.
Title:Hebrew Ethical Wills: Selected and Edited by Israel Abrahams, Volumes I and IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:750 pages, 8.84 × 6.2 × 1.83 inPublished:September 1, 2006Publisher:The Jewish Publication SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827608276

ISBN - 13:9780827608276

Reviews