Pirkei Avot Chapter 2
Pirkei Avot (“The Ethics of Our Fathers”) is one of the best known and most cited of Jewish texts. This beloved tractate of the Mishna composed of ethical maxims of the Rabbis is familiar for such maxims as “If I am only for myself, who am I?” (1:14) and “Say little and do much” (1:15). Join Rabbi Chaim Brovender for a journey through this classic work of Jewish wisdom.
Pirkei Avot Chapter 2: Lesson 2
Some have asked (correctly): what is the difference between our mishna (ll 4) and the mishna in the first chapter that says: Mishna 3 אל תהיו כעבדים ……על מנת לקבל פרס We will try to elucidate the difference before continuing with the mishna in chapter ll. Remember, if English makes it easier, there is a translation of Abot in most Hebrew English Siddurim Chaim Brovender
Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."