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Becoming a Mensch: Timeless Talmudic Ethics for Everyone

ISBN: 9780761852964
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication Date: 2010-11-04
Number of pages: 150
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Becoming a Mensch is a "user's guide" to becoming a better person, taking readers through a process of personal growth by means of modern-day vignettes that draw upon the Talmud's ancient wisdom. By examining character traits such as "kindness and compassion," "self-mastery and self discipline," and "humility and flexibility," readers of any or no faith learn what it takes to become a "mensch" ―- a decent and honorable human being. Readers are introduced to the greatest sages of the Talmudic era and many modern masters of ethical behavior. Becoming a Mensch is not only a guidebook for personal growth ―- it is also a useful guide for parents who want to foster the ethical development of their children.

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