The Guide to Serving God, pocket-sized
The Guide to Serving God Written by Rabbeinu Avraham, the illustrious son of the Rambam (Maimonides), The Guide to Serving God is a blend of spiritual ideals and practical applications in a defined structure. The author, who was appointed Ra'is al Yahud (leader of the Jews in Egypt) at the age of eighteen, emphasizes that spirituality can and must be enhanced wholly within the framework of mitzvos and halachah. Rabbi Yaakov Wincelberg, after years of intensive scholarly research, has made this great work available to our age! This brilliant translation from the original Judeo-Arabic text into clear, flowing English, and with facing Hebrew vowelized translation as well, is annotated with many notes showing the connection between Rabbeinu Avraham's train of thought and that of his eminent father. This volume directs the reader to the path of the 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. Selections of Rabbeinu Avraham's other writings are included in the appendices. Possessing a special charm, one can feel how the saintly author draws from the fineness of his own soul to uncover many subtle and profound thought embedded in our Holy Torah. Hardcover, pocketsize. A must have in any for you home library!!