Pirkei Avos

  1. Pirkei Avos: Generation to Generation
    Today, more than ever, we need values.

    We need wisdom and life lessons and ethical teachings.

    Today, more than ever, we need Pirkei Avos.

    Pirkei Avos, the Ethics of our Fathers, is the tractate in Mishnah that has helped build untold generations of "mentchen," of fine, balanced, humble and caring Jews. In this fascinating commentary, Rabbi Nosson Muller, menahel of Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi/Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov in Chicago, author of The Generation to Generation Haggadah, and a much-respected mechanech and public speaker, shows us how to tap into the incredible transformative power of Pirkei Avos to enhance and improve our lives, and the lives of our children.

    Rabbi Muller draws upon a large and varied range of sources and stories to bring the wisdom of our Sages into a contemporary focus. He shows us how the words of Pirkei Avos, and the insights of the many commentaries that have been written on it, are amazingly relevant to today's challenges. We see how what can seem to be simple, common sense advice is filled with profound understanding of our humanity --- and of our mission in this world. And we gain vital perspectives on chinuch in an increasingly complex environment.

    Even if you have learned Maseches Avos many times, Pirkei Avos: Generation to Generation will unlock the vast treasures waiting to be discovered in the eternally relevant words of our Sages. Learn More

  2. Ruach Chaim on Pirkei Avos
    Rav Chaim Volozhiner's Classic Commentary on Pirkei Avos

    In his classic work Ruach Chaim, Rav Chaim of Volozhin, preeminent student of the Vilna Gaon and founder of the yeshivah system as we know it today, gives us a profound and multifaceted commentary on Pirkei Avos, blending mystical insights, depth of thought, and fascinating chiddushim. This new English translation captures the spirit of the original while remaining accessible to the reader. Ruach Chaim gives readers an important new way to understand the ancient wisdom of our Sages, and offers scholar and layman alike a serious introduction to Rav Chaim's eternal wisdom. Learn More

  3. Ma'asei Avos
    Pirkei Avos through the eyes of the students of the Baal Shem Tov and their disciples

    Pirkei Avos is a treasure trove of timeless teachings from our Sages — teachings of mussar, character development, and advice for refining and honing the soul. What better way to appreciate these teachings than through the lens and perspective of our chassidic leaders?

    In Maasei Avos, renowned author Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker has gathered stories, anecdotes, and parables from the the Berditchever, the Tiferes Shlomo, the Kotzker Rebbe, and many others. Using their words and insights, he illuminates the teachings of our sages in a style that is eminently down to earth...yet inspires us to reach for the heavens.

    Once again, Rabbi Zwecker has opened the wondrous world of Chassidus to the English-speaking public. Enrich your understanding of Avos with this fundamental and profound work.

    Rabbi Tal Moshe Zwecker is the founder and director of Machon Be’er Mayim Chaim Publishing, whose aim is to translate and make available the classics of Chassidus in English. To date, he has translated both Noam Elimelech and Kedushas Levi, as well as Returnity, a collection of essays on teshuvah from the chassidic rebbes. Learn More

  4. Elegant Leather Bound Hebrew/English Pirkei Avos (Marcus Edition)
  5. Beyond The Letter of the Law,  A Chassidic Companion to the Talmud's Ethics of the Fathers
    Beyond The Letter of the Law

    60 Essays Based on the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

    In this volume, the reader will find the Rebbe’s ideas on freedom of choice, divine providence, absolute and relative truth, good and evil, love, ego and the nature of the physical reality. Here one will find the Rebbe addressing the paradoxes of the human condition, the tensions engendered by polar pulls upon our lives by communality and individuality, elitism and equality, personal growth and productivity, selfhood and the yen for transcendence. Here one will find the Rebbe’s perspective on education, marriage, language, property, business, food and crime. Here one will find the Rebbe’s views on “religious” issues such as What defines a Jew?, dogmatism and human creativity in Torah, religion and state, the function of the mitzvah, reward and retribution, Moshiach and the World to Come. In a word, these sixty essays present the reader with a broad cross-section of the Rebbe’s unique vision of life through the lens of Torah. Learn More

  6. Pirkei Avos h/c - Holtzberg Memorial Edition
    Pirkei Avos h/c - Holtzberg Memorial Edition Learn More
  7. Pirkei Avos Yemei Temimim (Chapters 1 & 2)
    Pirkei Avos Yemei Temimim (Chapters 1 & 2) Learn More
  8. Pirkei Avos  3 vol set
  9. Pirkei Avos Treasury - 3 Volume Personal -size Set
    Pirkei Avos Treasury - 3 Volume Personal -size Set Learn More

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