PreludeOn WisdomOn HumilityOn AbstinenceOn Modesty and ShameOn Self DenialOn Man's Confidence and DespairOn Deliberation and EnduranceOn SufficiencyOn Kindness and CharityOn Poverty and Asking HelpOn Silence and Speaking OpportunelyOn TruthOn Companionship and AssociationOn the Testing of Friends, their Indulgence, and ForgivenessOn Discernment and MannersOn Keeping a SecretOn KingshipOn Stupidity, Pride, and FollyOn JealousyOn Hypocrisy, Slander, and Evil NeighborsOn Visiting Friends and the Sick, and on Nuisances in VisitingLast Chapter of the Book; Collection of Maxims
About This Text
Joseph Kimchi's Hebrew translation of the Arabic "Mivchar HaPeninim" attributed to R' Shlomo Ibn Gabirol. The work contains a collection of moral maxims and aphorisms, and the translation is reset in metrical form.
Author: Joseph Kimchi
Composed: c.1130 - c.1170 CE