Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary

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Product Code: 88.33223

ISBN: 978-0-88123-322-3

By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. In many ways, Pirkei Avot was the first recorded manifesto of social justice in Western civilization. This commentary explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers.

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There is a brilliant focus in these commentaries about the core importance of living an ethical life--we are indebted to Rabbi Yanklowitz for helping each of us find not only intellectual but spiritual inspiration from these ancient maxims.
- Ruth Messinger, AJWS Global Ambassador

Rav Shmuly is a leading voice calling upon the Jewish community to pursue justice. His commentary on Pirkei Avot grounds this kind of sacred work in centuries-old teachings, and will surely inspire a new generation.
- Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center

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ISBN 978-0-88123-322-3
Copyright © 2018
6" x 9"
1.7 lb
Page Count: 448