Pirkei Avot

Torah and Love: Pirkei Avot 2:2

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

  Rabban Gamliel the son of Rabbi Yehudah Hanassi said, “Torah study with derech eretz (the way of the land) is becoming, for toiling over

Pirkei Avot 6:1 Studying Torah for Torah...

Aug 11, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Meir would say: Whomever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone merits many things… The sages say, “He who performs (good deeds) not for the sake of the good

Plenty of Room for Everyone: Pirkei Avot 5:...

Aug 05, 2021Comments off

“Our forebearers experienced ten miracles in the Holy Temple… They stood crowded but had ample space to prostrate themselves; never did a snake or scorpion

Keeping on the Mitzvah Track: Pirkei Avot 4...

Jul 21, 2021Comments off

Ben Azzai would say: Run to pursue a minor mitzvah and flee from a transgression, for a mitzvah causes another mitzvah after it and a transgression causes another

A Portion in the World to Come – Introduc...

Jun 30, 2021Comments off

All of Israel have a portion in the World to Come, as it is stated, “And Your people are all righteous. They shall inherit the land forever. They

Pirkei Avot 6:6 Faith in the Sages

Jun 24, 2021Comments off

Torah is acquired with forty-eight qualities and these are….with faith in the sages…  “King David said to his son, Solomon, ‘Know the God of your

Who can be a Chassid? Pirkei Avot 2:5

May 26, 2021Comments off

He would also say: A boor cannot be sin-fearing and an am ha’aretz cannot be a chassid… Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura explains this mishnah: A

Pirkei Avot 1:6 A Rebbe and a Friend

May 19, 2021Comments off

Yehoshua ben Perachiah would say: “Appoint yourself a rabbi, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge every man to the side of merit.” (Pirkei Avot

Pirkei Avot 5:22: Transformation

May 06, 2021Comments off

Ben Bag Bag would say: Delve and delve into it, for all is in it; see with it; grow old and worn in it; do not

Pirkei Avot 3:10 God or Others – Which Co...

Apr 21, 2021Comments off

He (Rabbi Chaninah Ben Dosa) would also say: One who is pleasant with his fellow men, is pleasing to God. But one who is not