Important Note: The first Mishna in Pirkei Avos emphasizes the importance of Mesorah-Tradition. The Torah was passed down teacher to student, teacher to student for more than 3,000 years. When the sages wrote Pirkei Avos approx. 2000 years ago, it was written in a very concise, sometimes even cryptic way. This was because the writing was not intended to replace the invaluable teacher who would pass on the meaning as it was passed to him. Therefore to properly understand the Mishna, it is essential that the Mishna be studied with at least the short commentary found in the basic Artscroll edition or the Youth Edition. (if you have the Pirkei Avos Treasury with the more extensive commentary - even better).
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About the program:
Our sages identify Torah study as the greatest Mitzvah - and the key to our spiritual growth. Just a few minutes of Torah transforms our day and infuses it with meaning.
Consistency is the key. Our Sages compare the words of Torah to water dripping on a rock: drop by drop, day by day, a few minutes of Torah can elevate us and change our lives.
We will study a small daily selection from Pirkei Avos - Ethics of the Fathers. At home, on the train or at work Jews across Long Island and beyond will unite in studying the same daily portion. Each selection will require no more than a few minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the program please call 917-554-8337 or contact us here.
Order your Pirkei Avos - Ethics of the Fathers books!
We recommend you choose between the three editions listed below. All three can be studied according to our daily schedule and all contain the original Hebrew, English translation and commentary.
The books are available either directly through the publisher - Artscroll.com (links are provided below) - or they can be purchased at a special price from LITN and picked up in East Northport, Huntington, or Queens. To purchase from LITN please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-554-8337 or speak to a LITN rabbi at one of our programs.
1)Pirkei Avos [Full Size Hard Cover] (please note: This edition is contained in the Artscroll - Hebrew English Siddur)
This edition contains a clear English translation and a basic commentary. Each day's study will only require a few minutes.
Available at http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9780899062051.html
This version is also available in a pocket size that can easily fit in a purse or jacket pocket.
Available at http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9781578192663.html
2) Pirkei Avos Treasury - 3 Volume Personal-size Slipcased Set
This edition - featuring a much more extensive commentary and anecdotes relating to the text - is excellent for those seeking a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the material.
Available at http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9780899066417.html
3) Pirkei Avos - Illustrated Youth Edition
Featuring a clear, easy to understand translation and commentary - this edition is excellent for those looking to make the Torah Study a family experience.
Available at http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9780899066219.html
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