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The Ethical Classic Pirkei Avot
With a Discussion Guide for Modern Issues

We are posting one or two sayings each week this spring and summer, each with a commentary and discussion guide. These are for personal and family use. For classroom use or for notice when the book is published, e-mail the author.

CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapter 1: 1. "Moses received Torah..."; 1a. "Be deliberate..."; 2. "Upon three things..."; 3. "Be not as servants..."; 4. "Let your house..."; 5. "And don't talk..."; 6. "Choose yourself a mentor..."; 7. "Keep far from..."; 8., 9. "While a Judge..."; 10. "Love work..."; 11. "O sages..."; 12. "Be among the disciples..."; 13. "He who promotes his name..."; 14. "If I am not for myself..."; 15. "Make your Torah..."; 16. "Remove yourself..."; 17. "And not the studying..."; 18. "The world is sustained...";

Guide and Translation by William Koller Berkson
The Jewish Institute for Youth and Family
in consultation with Menachem Fisch
Tel Aviv University and The Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies

WILLIAM BERKSON 1999