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Sefer ha-Pardes by Jedaiah ha-Penini: A Critical Edition with English Translation

Sefer ha-Pardes by Jedaiah ha-Penini: A Critical Edition with English Translation

This groundbreaking new work is the first full critical edition and English translation of the Hebrew book Sefer ha-Pardes [The Book of the Orchard], written at the end of the thirteenth century by the Provençal Jewish author Jedaiah ha-Penini. It is purportedly an example of musar: a compilation of wise epigrams and meshalim [parables] that teach moral lessons on different topics, such as the service of God, friendship, the deceitfulness of the...

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