Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend


Chapters of Our Fathers

Dovid Rosenfeld
Beit Shemesh, Israel


Pirkei Avos, literally Chapters of Our Fathers, is a section of the Mishna, one of the most fundamental works of the Jewish Oral Law. The Mishna was authored in the third century C.E., and discusses laws and customs of virtually all areas of Judaism, ranging from holidays, dietary laws, Temple service, marriage and divorce, and civil law. It records opinions of scholars from approximately the five centuries preceding the Mishna's writing. Pirkei Avos is the only section, or tractate, of the Mishna which is devoted exclusively to the ethical and moral statements of the Sages. For this reason, it is usually referred to in English as Ethics of Our Fathers.

In this class, Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld uncovers the beauty and depth of the Mishna. He brings to life the words of the Sages in their original form, revealing their timelessness and relevancy, and discusses fundamentals of Jewish philosophy and psychology in clear and communicative style.

Dovid Rosenfeld is a native of the Washington D.C. area. He received Rabbinic Ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in 1992, while also holding a Masters in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a senior educator in Kollel Bet Zvi in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. He is also involved in a project devoted to the writing and dissemination of the Torah lectures of R. Yochanan Zweig. He is the author of Torah.org's highly popular Maimonides Views Life class. He resides in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, together with his wife and children.

Subscribe to Pirkei Avos and receive the weekly class via e- mail.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3
Chapter 4   Chapter 5   Chapter 6


 

ARTICLES ON TAZRIA AND METZORAH:

View Complete List

It was, Like, Negah!
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

All Alone
Shlomo Katz - 5768

The Letters Of 'Nega' and 'Oneg' Are Identical
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5768

ArtScroll

Nipping the Quip
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5758

Good News and Bad News
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

The Power to Repair
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

> Lashon HaRah -- More A Problem of the Eye Than Of The Mouth Or Tongue
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774

Spiritual Connection and Actual Observance
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Not Afflicted, Still Affected
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Plague Becomes a Blessing
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

The Pain and Pleasure of Being Human
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Have A Good Look
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Out-Pietizing the Rest
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

Hashem - Who's That?
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

100%
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

The Lesson of House Tzaraas
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information