Pirkei Avot

Pirkei Avot 1:17 – Soul Silence and Speec...

May 28, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot 1:17 His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised among the wise, and I have found nothing better for

Pirkei Avot 6:1: Modest on All Levels

May 21, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot 6:1 Rabbi Meir would say: Whoever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone, merits many things… and he becomes (na’asah) as an ever-increasing wellspring and as an

Pirkei Avot 2:5: Elkanah – Samuel’s Fa...

May 15, 2020Comments off

(Click here to see the video of Rabbi Ginsburgh’s full lecture, from which this article was excerpted). Pirkei Avot 2:5 “In a place where there

Pirkei Avot 4:1: A Four-Questions Overview ...

May 07, 2020Comments off

Chapter 4, Mishnah 1: Ben Zoma would say: Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): “From all my teachers

Pirkei Avot 3:4 – By the Light of the Moo...

Apr 30, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot Chapter 3, Mishnah 4: Rabbi Chanina the son of Chachina’i would say: One who stays awake at night, and travels alone on the

Pirkei Avot 2:2 Derech Eretz Precedes Torah

Apr 23, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot Chapter 2 Mishnah 2: Rabban Gamliel the son of Rabbi Judah HaNassi would say: Beautiful is the study of Torah with the way of the land (derech

Every Man Has His Hour: Pirkei Avot Chapter...

Sep 26, 2019Comments off

He would also say: Do not scorn any man, and do not discount any thing. For there is no man who has not his hour,

Head or Heels? Pirkei Avot Chapter 3 Mishna...

Sep 19, 2019Comments off

Akavia the son of Mahalalel would say: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to the hands of transgression. Know from where you

The Era of Dispute: Pirkei Avot Chapter 1 ...

Sep 12, 2019Comments off

Yossei the son of Yoezer of Tzreidah, and Yossei the son of Yochanan of Jerusalem received the tradition from them. Yossei the son of Yoezer of

Pirkei Avot Chapter 6 Mishnah 1: Loving God...

Sep 06, 2019Comments off

Rabbi Meir would say: Whomever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone, merits many things; not only that, but the [the creation of] the entire world is worthwhile for