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Judaism Reading List: Trad. Lit. and Practice (Pt. II)
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    Traditional Philosophy
          Albo, Joseph. Sefer ha-Ikkarim: Book of Principles. 4 vols.
          JPS, Philadelphia, PA. 1929-1930.
          Blau, Joseph L. The Story of Jewish Philosophy. Random House,
          New York. 1962. Out of print. ISBN 0-870681-74-5.
          Blech, Benjamin. Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and
          Creed. Jason Aronson. Paperback 1992. ISBN: 0-876682-91-3.
          [Presents a comprehension explication of the Jewish faith, from
          the basics of Torah and mitzvot, to the various formulations of
          the principles of Jewish faith.]
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          Gaon, Saadia; Rosenblatt, Samuel (trans.). The Book of Beliefs
          and Opinions. Yale University Press, New Haven. 1948. Paperback
          reprint 1989. 498 pages. ISBN: 0-300044-90-9.
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          Halevi, Judah. The Kuzari: The Book of Proof and Argument.
          Schocken, NY. 1964. ISBN 0-911437-52-5. Out of print.
          [Translation of a classic medieval Jewish philosophical work]
          Hirsh, S.R.; Paritzky, Karin (trans.) The Nineteen Letters.
          ISBN 0-873066-96-0. Out of print.
          Jacobs, Louis. A Jewish Theology. Behrman House; 1973.
          Paperback. ISBN 0-874412-26-9. [Includes information from a
          Conservative perspective.]
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          Jonah, R., Silverstein, Shraga (trans). The Gates of
          Repentance. Philipp Feldheim; 1999. Hardcover. ISBN
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          Katz, Avraham Yaacov; Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. Pathways to the
          Way of God. Philipp Feldheim; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN
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          Luzzatto, Moshe Chayim, The Path of the Just (Mesilat
          + Silverstein, Shaga (trans). Philipp Feldheim; 1993.
            Paperback. ISBN 0-873061-15-2. Philipp Feldheim; 1993.
            Hardcover. ISBN 0-873062-39-6.
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            ewish] ; Hardback: [12][Buy at Amazon:
          + Feldman, Yaakov (trans). Jason Aronson; 1996. Hardcover. ISBN
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          Luzzatto, Moshe Chayim, The Way of God (Derekh Hashem).
          Originally published in 1983. Philipp Feldheim; 1999.
          Hardcover. ISBN 1-583303-60-X.
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          Luzzatto, Moshe Chayim, The Knowing Heart (Daat T'vunot),
          Philosophy of G-d's Oneness. Philipp Feldheim; 1982. Hardcover.
          ISBN 0-873061-94-2.
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          Maimonides, Moses. Ethical Writings of Maimonides. Dover Pubns;
          1983. Paperback Dover edition. ISBN 0-486245-22-5.
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          Maimonides, Moses, The Guide for the Perplexed. Multiple
          editions available. Two translations that have been cited are:
                Friedlander, M. (trans) Dover, New York, 1956. Reprinted
                May 2000. Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486203-51-4.
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                Pines, S. (trans.) University of Chicago Press, Chicago
                IL. 1964. Reprinted 1974. Paperback. ISBN 0-226502-30-9.
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          Bahya B. Joseph ibn Pakuda. Duties of the Heart: Multiple
          editions available:
                Feldman, Yaakov (trans). Jason Aronson. Hardcover. 484
                pages. 1996. ISBN 1-568214-52-9.
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                Hyamson, Moses (trans). Philipp Feldheim. Paperback.
                1978. ISBN 0873061616.
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          Schneerson, Menachem Mendel (Editor). Toward a Meaningful Life:
          The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn. William
          Morrow & Co; 1995. Hardcover: ISBN 0-688141-96-X.
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          Silverstein, Shraga (trans.); Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona (auth.).
          Gates of Repentance. The Torah Classics Library; Feldheim
          Publishers 1967. Reprinted June 1999. Hardcover. ISBN
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          Teller, Hanoch. Various Anthologies. Feldheim Publishers, NY.
          [Teller uses stories (based on actual happenings disguised to
          protect the people involved) to illustrate how one should
          behave. His major theme is how one should relate to his fellow
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    Ethics and Moral Behaviour
          Adahan, Miriam, EMETT: A step-by-step guide to emotional
          maturity through Torah. Feldheim, 1987. Out of print. [Mrs.
          Adahan's basic premise is that man can attain happiness and
          emotional satisfaction in life by training himself to think
          positively about the events which befall him. She gives a
          complete scheme for identifying negative thought patterns and
          modifying them, illustrated by many examples from real life.]
          Bellfeld, Bradley (ed.); Shook, Robert. Saving the World
          Entire: And 100 Other Beloved Parables from the Talmud. Plume
          Books; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-452279-88-7.
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          Borowitz, Eugene B.; Schwartz, Frances Weinman. The Jewish
          Moral Virtues. Jewish Publication Society; 1999. Hardcover.
          ISBN 0-827606-64-8. [Reform]
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          Dorff, Elliot. Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to
          Modern Medical Ethics. Jewish Publication Society; 1998.
          Hardcover. ISBN 0-827606-47-8.
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          Goldstein, Niles Elliot; Mason, Steven S.; Borowitz, Eugene;
          Anav, Jehi. Judaism and Spiritual Ethics. Union of American
          Hebrew Congregations; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-807406-01-5.
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          Kaplan, Rabbi Aryeh. If You Were God. NCSY Publications. ISBN:
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          Olitzky, Kerry M.; Sabath, Rachel T. Striving Toward Virtue: A
          Contemporary Guide for Jewish Ethical Behavior. Ktav Publishing
          House; 1996. Hardcover: ISBN 0-881255-34-3.
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          Telushkin, Joseph. Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and
          Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers. William
          Morrow & Co; 1994. Hardcover: ISBN 0-688129-58-7.
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          Telushkin, Joseph . The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-By-Day
          Guide to Ethical Living. Bell Tower; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN
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          Twerski, Abraham J. Do Unto Others: How Good Deeds Can Change
          Your Life. Andrews McMeel Publishing; 1997. Hardcover: ISBN
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