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Bidding Information
Lot #    15305
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 1:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ethics of the Fathers
Title (Hebrew)    אבות
Author    [Avot - Facsimile]
City    New York
Publisher    Meriden-Stinehour Press
Publication Date    1987
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [60] plus pp., 138:110 mm., crisp copy, margins in green, marbled end papers, on heavy stock. A fine copy bound in modern full leather boards, ruled in gild, spine in compartments.
          
Detailed
Description
   Reproduction of a miniature ms. in the JTS library. Avot became a text for recital in the synagogue, it has been reproduced and reprinted more often than any other talmudic work. It is included in editions of the traditional prayer book. Since it furnishes teachings of what the Jewish sages considered fundamental aspects of life, and because these teachings were expressed in polished epigrams, Avot has been the best known talmudic treatise among non-Jews. It has been translated into Latin, English, French, German, Italian - probably into every language the prayer book has been translated into.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica