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Path of the Just By Moshe Chayim Luzzatto,

  • Title: Path of the Just
  • Author: Moshe Chayim Luzzatto
  • ISBN: 9781583307281
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Of the many works of Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, Mesillat Yesharim stands out as his magnum opus Ever since it was first published in 1740 in Amsterdam, it has enjoyed great renown and was eventually adopted as a basic text for ethical study Throughout the long history of its publication, Mesillat Yesharim fell prey to many printers errors A breakthrough in its restorOf the many works of Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, Mesillat Yesharim stands out as his magnum opus Ever since it was first published in 1740 in Amsterdam, it has enjoyed great renown and was eventually adopted as a basic text for ethical study Throughout the long history of its publication, Mesillat Yesharim fell prey to many printers errors A breakthrough in its restoration occurred with the remarkable discovery by Ofeq Institute of a manuscript of an earlier version in the form of a dialogue, in the author s own hand With this discovery and the aid of the first edition, Mesillat Yesharim was restored to its original state Over the last decade, Ofeq Institute has published both versions of Mesillat Yesharim, the Dialogue and the Thematic, in Hebrew, twin editions For although the two versions share the same content, they each supplement elements missing in the other Of pivotal importance are the added chapters at the beginning of the Dialogue Version These shed light on the profound nature of the work as a whole It has now become common practice to study the two versions together, for the Dialogue Version reveals the brilliance of Mesillat Yesharim for all who seek to deepen their understanding of it Ofeq has now published a new Hebrew English edition of both versions in one volume utilizing an innovative facing column format With its completely new translation, invaluable commentary, Introduction and Epilogue Bein Hamesilot , and extensive cross referencing, this new edition allows the brilliance of the original to shine through Available in two bindings Hebrew bound, i.e right to left as with a standard Hebrew book, and English bound, i.e left to right as with a standard English book.
    Path of the Just Of the many works of Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto Mesillat Yesharim stands out as his magnum opus Ever since it was first published in in Amsterdam it has enjoyed great renown and was eventually

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    1. This book is a work of genius Reading it as part of a Mussar group made me a better person.This is not a book for beginners, and should be read from beginning to end If you are experienced with Mussar, I recommend the virtual class Path of the Soul by the Mussar Institute Every week covers another chapter.

    2. Interesting quote from the first line I wrote this book no to teach people what they do not know, but rather to remind them of what they already know and clearly understand I think that s a pretty strong reminder of needing to pay attention to our internal moral compass.

    3. An excellent book, well laid out, so clear and understandable although the subject is very serious As I understand it this is a famous book of mussar, Mesillat Yesharim He lays the book out in the stages necessary to attain closeness with our Creator These stages are Watchfulness, Zeal, Cleanliness, Separation, Purity, Saintliness, Humility, Fear of Sin and Holiness These are my notes in brief Watchfulness depart from evil Zeal do good the positive commandments Cleanliness Vanquish evil inclinat [...]

    4. Mesillat Yesharim The Path of the Just is a foundational text of the mussar movement But that doesn t mean this 18th Century work will be appealing to all of today s mussar students.Many of the book s recommendations are geared for people at the highest spiritual levels, and could be counterproductive for others, especially people with mental illness.The Path of the Just entails a renunciation and rejection of both ego and physical pleasure, to be replaced by extreme humility and full time Torah [...]

    5. Mesilas Yesharim is very much a book directed at spiritual self improvement for people who are already steeped in Jewish law and observance I was surprised by how much resonated with me I am not a big scholar, nor am I able to devote my time to study, but the concepts as I would encounter them would just make sense.Luzatto has a style which can take some adjustment he will say things like it is obvious to everyone that X follows Y in the way that dawn follows night , and cite a verse which is so [...]

    6. There really isn t a reason to give this book a lower rating It s not even from my religion, but still very inspirational and simple enough for me to follow The citations from the Bible and rabbis definitely help All in all, definitely a good read.

    7. A Jewish analogue to A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life Extremely thoughtful and worth rereading or subsequent dipping.

    8. I have finished this as well but I need to re read it another twenty or so times So not quite sure how to review it as 2 readings is still not enough.

    9. One of the best translations I ve read of anything I read this every morning with a friend It inspired me all day to go further and be a better person So simple, yet life changing.

    10. If it s not too sacreligious, this masterpiece of personal growth truly is my favorite in that it is life altering and offers new inisght with every read.

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