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Sekhut Avot: Homilien über die Sprüche der Väter (Pirke Avot): Zur erbauenden Belehrung über Beruf und Pflicht des Israeliten

Meisel, Dr. Wolf Alons [Rabbiner in Stetin]

Published by Friedrich Nagel, Stettin, 1855
Condition: fair Hardcover

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8vo. xi (4)712pp. Dark blue cloth with orange label at spine. Work on Pirkei Avot/ Sayings of the Father, a Talmudic work of proverbs, morals and ethics (see below). Age wear to binding, especially at edges and alongside spine. Spine starting to split but still attached. Browning throughout, with sporadic foxing. Bookseller plate to inside of front board. In German, in Gothic script, with some Hebrew insertions. Fair condition. On Pirkei Avot (Source: Public Domain):Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is a tractate of the Mishna composed of ethical maxims of the Rabbis of the Mishnaic period. It is the second-last tractate in the Mishnaic order Nezikin.The tractate consists of six chapters. The first five chapters contain sayings attributed to sagesThese aphorisms concern proper ethical and social conduct, as well as the importance of Torah study. The sixth chapter of Avoth departs from the organization and content of the preceding five in that it consists mostly of anonymous sayings structured around numerical lists, several of which have no direct connection with ethics. The last four paragraphs return to the format of moral aphorisms attributed to specific rabbis. Bookseller Inventory # 19798

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Title: Sekhut Avot: Homilien über die Sprüche der ...

Publisher: Friedrich Nagel, Stettin

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

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