About This Text
Composed: Middle-Age Germany, c.1400 – c.1500 CE
Orchot Tzadikim, originally named Sefer Ha-Middot by the anonymous author, is a book of Jewish ethical teachings. Written in Germany in the middle ages (c.1400 - c.1500 CE), Orchot Tzadikim follows the structure of "The Improvement of the Moral Qualities" by Solomon ibn Gabirol and adds teachings from the Rambam and others. The work advocates improving one’s character and exercising balance in one’s life.