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Shemonah Perakim: A Treatise on the Soul

by Kerry Olitzky

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807407046, Paperback)

Rabbis, educators, and longtime colleagues, Kerry M. Olitzky and Leonard S. Kravitz have together produced a series of modern commentaries on fundamental Jewish texts. Each of these editions features a line-by-line translation coupled with the original text and commentary, breathing new life into traditional rabbinic readings. Each also contains essays and gleanings that draw upon the works of other scholars to better enhance the reader’s understanding of the subject. This series is a wonderful addition to your Jewish library, whether you are approaching the texts for the first time or the hundredth time. It is suited for both individual reflection and class study.

Shemonah Perakim—also called Eight Chapters—served as Moses Maimonides’ introduction to his commentary on Pirke Avot. Focusing on such themes as virtue, vice, ethics, God, and free will, this edition not only adds further layers of meaning to the study of Pirke Avot but also gives valuable insight into the philosophy of Maimonides.

Other works in the Kravitz and Olitzky modern commentary series:

- Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics

- Kohelet: A Modern Commentary on Ecclesiastes

- Mishlei: A Modern Commentary on Proverbs

- Shir HaShirim: A Modern Commentary on the Song of Songs

- Ruth: A Modern Commentary

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