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Becoming a Mensch: Timeless Talmudic Ethics for Everyone Paperback – November 4, 2010
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…Pies is a brilliant scholar, a splendid writer, and a deeply thoughtful man. In Becoming a Mensch, he evinces thoughtfulness in two senses of the word: remarkable intellectual depth and sincere concern about the needs and rights of others. By creating modern-day vignettes that illustrate a wide variety of ethical issues, and by drawing on scores of Talmudic and rabbinical sources, Dr. Pies teaches readers of all faiths (and of no faith) what it takes to be not merely a human being, but a humane being. (Robert H. Deluty, Ph.D., associate dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, author, Hearing the Grass Grow and Unfolding)
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In this volume, Dr. Pies systematically goes through what makes for a Mensch, or good person. You do not have to be Jewish (or any religion for that matter) to learn much from this volume. What sets this book apart is that the lessons learned are readily applicable in all of our real life situations, particularly dealing with others in this complex world. Dr. Pies takes us on a journey of everyday, practical ethics using original source material from such great thinkers as Maimonides and Hillel.
This volume is a gem to read - though scholarly, it is both accessible and downright fun. In fact, my only critiscm is that it is so enjoyable as to be hard to even put it down for a minute.
Dr. Pies is to be commended for bringing us such insight, scholarship, and thoughtfulness! A MUST READ!