Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot [Hardcover]

Brand: Koren Publishers
By: Irving (Yitz) Greenberg
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Sage Advice: Pirkei Avot Hardcover
by Irving (Yitz) Greenberg (Author)

Product Description
The sages of the Mishna lived through one of the greatest transitions of Jewish history: the destruction of the Temple and withdrawal of divine revelation. Assuming responsibility for the future of the Torah, the sages set about bringing it out of the Temple and into everyday life, determined to keep it alive in a world of change.
In his commentary to Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg mines the book for the religious and ethical wisdom, the humility and the courage, the staunch traditionalism and the bold innovation that guided the sages through this tempestuous era. Framed by thumbnail sketches of the lives and times of the sages, the book's line-by-line commentary offers an original reading of Pirkei Avot, applying its teachings to the questions and challenges of our rapidly changing world.

About the Author
RABBI IRVING (YITZ) GREENBERG is a musma of Yeshivat Beit Yosef Novardok (Brooklyn) and holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He is a leading Jewish thinker, and has written extensively on Jewish tradition in post-modernity, Jewish theology after the Holocaust and the rebirth of Israel, the new encounter between Judaism and Christianity, the ethics of Jewish power, and issues of religious and cultural pluralism. He has served in the Orthodox rabbinate, academia (history and Jewish studies), and Jewish communal life (President Emeritus, CLAL; Founding President, Steinhardt Foundation), and is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles.

Hardcover: 378 pages
Publisher: Koren Publishers Jerusalem (March 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1592644449
ISBN-13: 978-1592644445

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