The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values

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A continuation to his widely praised Encyclopedia of Jewish Values, Rabbi Nachum Amsel presents as organized compendium of Jewish values and ethics that deal with human interaction. The topics addressed in this work include Jewish attitudes to leadership, business ethics, modesty with dress, self-defense, peer pressure, family, friendships, and more. Gleaning from the Bible and classic Jewish texts, as well as later authorities such as Maimonides, Nachmanides, Rashi, and the Code of Jewish Law, this work is accessible to readers of many backgrounds.

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Nachum Amsel is the director of education at the Destiny Foundation and the author of The Jewish Encyclopedia of Moral and Ethical Issues and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values.

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"[The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values] goes far beyond traditional rituals to encompass every action of our lives . . . . Rabbi Amsel’s writing is clear and factual, his tone reserved and intellectual. He easily provides cogent arguments for all his views, seamlessly citing Rashi commentary and Torah scripture when needed in detailed, well-organized footnotes. His grasp of his subject matter is clearly strong and solid. The entire text in this comprehensive reference book appears in both English and Hebrew, making this book appealing to a wide audience and adding a note of special interest for bilingual readers." —Jewish Book World"The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values is a beautifully crafted and succinctly written work which will be taking pride of place on my bookshelves, and I cannot wait to read the next volume in the series!" —Rabbi Johnny Solomon"The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values is a perfect example of worthwhile, quality scholarship that is accessible to anyone regardless of their background or level of learning. Each entry presents the historical, philosophical, scientific, biblical, Talmudic, and halachic perspective of the subject making for a very thorough and competent presentation. Of tremendous value to advanced readers is the latter half of the book which presents all the sources cited throughout the text in their full Hebrew original, organized clearly chapter by chapter. For educators, this is priceless: instant source sheets in preparation for a shiur or lecture on one of the many fascinating topics in the book!" —Rabbi Ari Enkin, Torah Book Review"There is a void . . . regarding the Torah’s view of ethics and societal mores. This book has come to fill that void and correct many of the errors of judgment regarding true and traditional Jewish views on many issues of society that trouble the modern world. It is well written, concise and logical in its approach and the reader will be supremely impressed by the obvious wealth of research that went into its writing and publication. Rabbi Amsel has combined scholarship and readability, insight and factual text in this work . . . . This is a book for every Jewish home and school." —Rabbi Berel Wein
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