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Pirke Avos Perek 1 Mishna 3 Audio – Serve G-d – but Not for a Reward

Pirke Avos Perek 1 Mishna 3 Audio – Serve G-d – but Not for a Reward

Here is the third Mishna of Pirke Avos. Enjoy, and feel free to comment. Follow us at @PirkeAvos to get updates on new posted audio and articles. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (about 23 minutes) Here is a downloadable copy of the class on Pirke Avos, Chapter 1, Mishna 3 Here is […]

The World Stands on Three Things – Perek 1, Mishna 2 Audio

The World Stands on Three Things – Perek 1, Mishna 2 Audio

Here is the second Mishna of Pirke Avos. Enjoy, and feel free to comment. Follow us at @PirkeAvos to get updates on new posted audio and articles. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (about 15 minutes) Here is a downloadable copy of the class on Pirke Avos, Chapter 1, Mishna 2 Here is […]

Perek 1 Mishna 1 Audio

Here is the first Mishna of Pirke Avos.  Enjoy, and feel free to comment.  Follow us at @PirkeAvos to get updates on new posted audio and articles. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (25 minutes) Here’s a downloadable version of the class on Pirke Avos Perek 1, Mishna 1. Here is a written […]

Chapter 1, Mishna 5 – The Kindness Paradox

Chapter 1, Mishna 5 – The Kindness Paradox

Genuine kindness occurs when our sole motivation is caring about the welfare of others. Yossi ben Yochanon from Jerusalem said: “Let your home be open wide to the multitudes. Let the poor be like children of your home. And don’t overemphasize light conversation with your spouse.” They said this about one’s own spouse, how much […]

Chapter 1, Mishna 4 – Active Learning

Chapter 1, Mishna 4 – Active Learning

To truly understand Torah, philosophical principles need to be translated into action.   Yossi Ben Yo’ezer from Tzreida and Yossi Ben Yochanon from Jerusalem received the tradition from them. Yossi Ben Yo’ezer from Tzreida said: “Let your home be a gathering place for scholars, get dusty (wrestle) in the dust of their feet, and drink […]