Upon These Three Things

Upon These Three Things

Jewish Perspectives on Loving God

Book - 2014
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A thoughtful introduction to Jewish moral theology and applied social ethics. The book summarises what normative Judaism says about what it means to love God, how we go about doing so, and how this affects our lives and our world. Drawing on biblical and rabbinic sources and the writings of both sages and contemporary scholars, this book offers a commentary on the famous words of Rabbi Shimon the Just in Pirke Avot that upon three things the world stands. Dr Levin discusses the importance of a life devoted to torah (learning), avodah (worship), and g milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) as the truest expression of traditional Jewish morality and the surest pathway to both personal and cultural transformation. Accordingly, Jewish religious observance and social consciousness are not mutually exclusive but rather are inseparable expressions of the Jewish covenant with God.
Publisher: Waco, Texas :, ISR Books,, 2014, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781940814025
Branch Call Number: 296. 3 LEV
Characteristics: 205 pages ; 24 cm


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