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""Who is a hero?" rhetorically asks a sage in the Talmud. "He who becomes master over his passions", is his own answer. The pursuit of virtue as a heroic quest is a fundamental tradition in Jewish life and lore. It is the seal of the Jews' ethical individuality as a people. It is their moral justification in their own eyes. For countless generations they have been encouraged by their leaders and teachers to pattern their lives on this religious - social ideal in both thought and action. Their folklore reflects this with dazzling clarity. The righteous, the wise man, is the hero, not the warrior who sheds blood".…mehr

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""Who is a hero?" rhetorically asks a sage in the Talmud. "He who becomes master over his passions", is his own answer. The pursuit of virtue as a heroic quest is a fundamental tradition in Jewish life and lore. It is the seal of the Jews' ethical individuality as a people. It is their moral justification in their own eyes. For countless generations they have been encouraged by their leaders and teachers to pattern their lives on this religious - social ideal in both thought and action. Their folklore reflects this with dazzling clarity. The righteous, the wise man, is the hero, not the warrior who sheds blood".
Autorenporträt
Saadat, Makhdooma
Dr. Makhdooma Saadat received her PhD in American Literature with an emphasis on Jewish American literature from St. John's College, Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra. She completed her Masters in English from St. John's College, Agra. She was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.