Pirkei Avot

Pirkei Avot 3:7 Only God

Sep 09, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Elazar of Bartota would say: Give Him what is His, for you and whatever is yours, are His. As David says: “For everything comes from You, and

Pirkei Avot 1:7: The Three-Stage Approach ...

Sep 02, 2020Comments off

Nitai the Arbelite would say: “Distance yourself from a bad neighbor, do not cleave to a wicked person, and do not abandon belief in retribution.”

Pirkei Avot 1:10 Converts and Penitents

Aug 26, 2020Comments off

Shma’ayah and Avtalyon received from them. Shma’ayah would say: Love work, loath mastery over others, and avoid intimacy with the government. (Pirkei Avot 1:10)  Shma’ayah

Pirkei Avot 6:1 Climbing the Ladder: Righte...

Aug 19, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Meir would say: Whoever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone, merits many things… and it [the Torah] prepares him to be righteous, pious, upright and faithful… Our

Pirkei Avot 5:17 – The Enduring Dispute

Aug 12, 2020Comments off

Any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure; one that is not for the sake of Heaven is not destined

Pirkei Avot 4:4 Lowliness in the Land of I...

Aug 05, 2020Comments off

  Rabbi Levitas of Yavneh would say: Be of a very, very lowly spirit, for the end of a man is worms.   The expression

Pirkei Avot 3:7 – Walking Down the R...

Jul 29, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot 3:7…Rabbi Yaakov would say: One who walks along a road and studies, and interrupts his studying to say, “How beautiful is this tree!”, “How beautiful

Pirkei Avot 2:1: The Ladder to Rectify the...

Jul 23, 2020Comments off

Rebbi [Judah HaNassi] would say: Which is the straight path for man to choose for himself? The one that is beautiful for the one who

Pirkei Avot 1:3 – When Duty Becomes P...

Jul 15, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot 1:3 Antigonos of Socho received the tradition from Shimon the Pious. He would say: Do not be as servants who serve their master for the

Pirkei Avot 1:14 Nullification, Wholeness a...

Jul 08, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot 1:14 He would also say: If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what

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