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The Guide to Serving G-d

by Rabbi Yaakov Wincelberg


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A jewel in the crown of the Feldheim Torah Classics Library! This awe-inspiring work written in Judaeo-Arabic and completed around the year 1230 by the illustrious son of the Rambam, Rabbeinu Avraham, is now available for the first time in English translation with a facing Hebrew version of the original text. Famed for his appointment as Ra'is al-Yahud, leader of the Jews, at the age of eighteen, Rabbeinu Avraham was the undisputed leader of the Jewish people of his time. In this masterpiece, he directs the reader in how to attain the level of "chasid", a person who strives to go beyond the minimal requirements of the law to experience a strong sense of closeness and intimacy with God. Crafting this clear and brilliant English translation was a formidable challenge, and one that the translator devoted many years to undertake successfully. This treasure has remained hidden until now, but we are privileged to receive it in our own times-glittering with wisdom and purity, authored by a saintly scholar whose powerful words can help us change and refine the course of our own lives. With a fascinating biography of Rabbeinu Avraham, extensive footnotes, a citation index of the text, as well as an index of references the author makes to the works of his father, the Rambam.

Specifications

  • ITEM #: 4669
  • ISBN: 978-158330-981-0
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 650 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim Publishers

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  • Fantastic Work

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    • 2/8/12

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    • Akiva

    I just got the sefer and as I am reading it, I am struck by the profundity of the text as well as it accessible terminology. Sometimes you find a text that is in English that uses what I consider stilted English or archaic terms that don't necessarily flow well with the average American reader but I find this mussar text to be so easily digestible and a sheer joy to read. I expect that I will read and re-read this text many times over!

  • AMAZING BOOK!!!!!

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    The book reveals clarity in a wide variety of topics. It is easy to read and extremely interesting. If you are someone who thinks about the meaning of life and desires to grow... this book is for you!

  • BEST BOOK EVER! MUST READ!

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    This book really shows how you can improve yourself and make yourself a better person. It guides you in better serving Hashem and getting an intmate relationship with Him. This book wil change your life.

  • Very helpful and interesting

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    This sefer deals with a lot of ideas related to middos and spiritual growth that you don't find elsewhere. I really benefited from the very detailed and clear discussion of the levels of bitachon. The later chapters in the book about perishus and meditation were especially fascinating.

  • Rebbi Yaakov Rocks!

    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    Rebbi Yaakov is one of the greatest scholars I've ever met in my life. I'm very happy for his success. May he be able to enlighten many generations to come with this and many other sfarim.

  • Guide to character building

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    I found the book very readable and giving real guidelines for developing good character traits in a brief and concise manner. The author kind of says, OK after all is learned from my dad, here is what you have to work on.
    The translator Rabbi Wincelberg did a good job in giving an easy flow to the reading.
    (Note: I know Rabbi Wincelberg)

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