The Ethics of the Fathers: Chapter 1, Section 2

This is the second video in a series going through Pirkei Avot line by line. Pirkei Avot is the repository of thousands of years of Rabbinic wisdom in just a few short pages. If you’d like to see more you can go to the page for this video series HERE. Production notes for the show are below the video. You can view the full text in Hebrew and/or English HERE.

Production Notes

Text of Pirkei Avot 1:2

“Shimon the Righteous was from the remnants of the Great Assembly. He would say, ‘On three things the world stands: on the Torah, on the [divine] service and on acts of lovingkindness.'” -Pirkei Avot 1:2

Who Was Shimon the Righteous?

Shimon Hatzadik was the last survivor of the first temple period, lived into the period of the Second Temple.

He Taught…

‘World stands on Torah’: RAMBAM this is wisdom

‘Avodah’: RAMBAM The sacrifices in the Temple which fix the world and maintain it’s existence

‘Acts of loving kindness’: RAMBAM good character traits

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