Sayings Of The Jewish Fathers Pirqe Aboth by Charles Taylor

Sayings Of The Jewish Fathers Pirqe Aboth

byCharles Taylor

Kobo ebook | December 4, 2012

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Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirqe Aboth)
tr. by Charles Taylor

A beautiful extract from the Talmud, which has been used as liturgy. Devoted to ethics with some mystical touches, the Pirqe Aboth is distinguished for its transparency and simplicity. This was one of the first English translations in modern times of any portion of the Talmud.

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MASSEKETH ABOTH, best known [with the addition of Pereq Rabbi Meir] as Pirqe Aboth, or Chapters of the Fathers, is a Mishnah Tract in Seder Neziqin, where it stands between 'Abodah Zarah and Horaioth. It takes its name from the fact that it consists to a great extent of maxims of the Jewish FATHERS whose names are mentioned in its pages, and is chiefly valued as a compendium of practical ethics, although it is not without a mystical element in portions of its Fifth and concluding Chapter. Its simplicity and intrinsic excellence have secured for ABOTH a widespread and lasting popularity, and have led to its being excerpted from the Talmud and used liturgically in the Synagogue, at certain seasons, from an early period.

Title:Sayings Of The Jewish Fathers Pirqe AbothFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:AppsPublisherLanguage:English

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