Shemonah Perakim: Treatise on the Soul
From the authors who brought you the highly acclaimed Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics comes another thoughtful work exploring a Jewish classic. This most recent publication, Shemonah Perakim, explores an important work of the twelfth-century scholar Moses Maimonides. Shemonah Perakim--also called Eight Chapters--served as Maimonides' introduction to his commentary on Pirke Avot. Focusing on such themes as virtue, vice, ethics, God, and free will, the text not only adds further layers of meaning to the study of Pirke Avot but also gives valuable insight into the philosophy of Maimonides. Editors Olitzky and Kravitz, in Shemonah Perakim, have continued their trend of academic excellence by including translations of the original text, original commentaries, mini-essays on related topics, and related "gleanings" from modern sources. The text also includes a biographical appendix on Maimonides. Ideal for college and adult study.
- Perfect companion volume to Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics
- Suited for adult and college study
- Includes original text, translations, and commentaries