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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageForewordAdvertisementContentsIntroductionPART ONEI. SELECTIONS FROM THE EARLY RABBINIC LITERATURE1. Eleazar B. Hyrkanos and Johanan B. Zakkai2. Akabya son of Mahalalel3. Jose son of Kisma and Hanina son of Teradyon4. Joshua son of Hananya5. Samuel the Younger6. Akiba7. Judah ha-Nasi8. Rab9. Joshua B. Levi10. A Group of Sayings11. Causes of LongevityII. THE ''PATHS OF LIFE'', BY R. ELEAZAR THE GREATIII. A FATHER'S ADMONITION BY JUDAH IBN TIBBONIV. THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY BY NAHMANIDESV. THE GATE OF INSTRUCTION ATTRIBUTED TO MAIMONIDESVI. EXTRACTS FROM THE ''RULE'' DRAWN UP BY R. ASHERVII. GUIDE TO KNOWLEDGE BY JOSEPH IBN KASPIIntroductionPART TWOVIII. THE TESTAMENT OF JUDAH ASHERIIX. THE FRUIT OF PIETISM FROM THE TESTAMENT OF JACOB ASHERIX. THE IDEALS OF AN AVERAGE JEW (TESTAMENT OF ELEAZAR OF MAYENCE)XI. A REGIMEN OF SELF-TAXATION AND THE TESTAMENT OF SOLOMON SON OF ISAACXII. PROTHANATION OF MOSES RIMOSXIII, XIV, XV. THE STUDY OF THE LAW COUNSELS OF THREE GENERATIONS BY ABRAHAM, JACOB, AND SHABTHAI HURVITZXVI. THE PASSING OF NATHANIEL TRABOTTI AS RECORDED BY HIS DISCIPLE SAMUEL BELGRADIXVII-XVIII. OCCASIONAL PRAYERSCOUNSELS OF A MYSTIC FROM THE TESTAMENT OF MOSES HASIDXIX. IN DEFIANCE OF DESPONDENCY FROM THE TESTAMENT OF ISRAEL BAALSHEMXX. ELIJAH DE VEALI TO HIS CHILDREN FROM THE TESTAMENT OF ELIJAH SON OF RAPHAEL DE VEALIXXI. LETTER OF ELIJAH (GAON) OF WILNAXXII. A TRUE MAN OF GIMZO. EXTRACTS FROM THE TESTAMENT OF ALEXANDER SUESSKINDXXIII. LOVE AND PEACE. EXTRACTS FROM THE TESTAMENT OF JOEL SON OF ABRAHAM SHEMARIAH
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