Practical Intro to Classic Teachings on How to Be a Jew By Rabbi Dr. Byron L. Sherwin and Rabbi Dr. Seymour J. Cohen (302 Pages)Publisher: Jewish Lights, 2001
The classic texts of Jewish ethical literature - works little-known to most of us - are now readily available for personal study. This one-of-a-kind book brings the genre of Jewish ethical literature from its origins in the ancient and medieval worlds, straight into our 21st-century lives. An invitation into a history rich with wisdom and guidance, Creating an Ethical Jewish Life offers traditional texts, clear explanations, and ways for us to use them in our lives. Rabbis Sherwin and Cohen highlight a wide variety of classic texts, including the Zohar, The Holy Letter, The Path of the Upright by Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, Duties of the Heart by Bahya ibn Pakudah, and Nachmanides' Commentary on the Torah. These timeless texts are combined with the authors' insightful commentary to address the ultimate human moral issue, the most intimate personal question: How can I best live the life G-d has entrusted into my care?