The Word:: Jewish Wisdom Through Time: A Spiritual Sourcebook

Noah BenShea, Author Villard Books $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-679-42584-7
Quoting from a wide, eclectic and imaginative variety of Jewish sources--the Bible, the Talmud, secular literature, Yiddish folk sayings, the writings of Jewish scientists, politicians, philosophers, legal scholars and comedians--ben Shea has compiled a rich collection of wisdom. Covering a broad range of topics, the selections delight the soul and enlighten the mind, creating a book that instructs agreeably, pleasurably, often with humor. If one agrees with the Talmud that ``A quotation at the right moment is like bread in a famine,'' then this lovely book will provide many feasts. It is arranged in easily accessible categories. The comprehensive index gives descriptions of the sources and biographies of the individuals quoted. There is a time chart of Jewish history from 2000 B.C. to the mid-20th century and a bibliography of titles for further reading. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/02/1995
Release date: 10/01/1995
Genre: Religion
Hardcover - 978-0-517-17816-4
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