Mishna 4 Tom Meyer

Now that we have all decided to do the right thing, this next Mishna teaches us how to build society. That is what you do now that you are focused on doing the right thing. We are America’s think tank. Our task: How will we improve U.S.

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Mishna 3 Yaakov Cousins

MISHNAH 3. ANTIGONUS10 (A MAN) OF SOCHO RECEIVED [THE ORAL TRADITION] FROM SIMEON THE RIGHTEOUS. HE USED TO SAY: BE NOT LIKE UNTO SERVANTS WHO SERVE THE MASTER IN THE EXPECTATION OF RECEIVING A GRATUITY, BUT BE LIKE UNTO SERVANTS WHO SERVE THE MASTER WITHOUT THE EXPECTATION

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Mishna 3 Mordechai Rottman

The last Mishna showed us the three things for which the world was created: Torah (meaning), “Avodah” (doing the right thing), and “Gemilut Chasodim” (acts of kindness). The first Mishna dealt with Torah, this one with doing the right thing. Bob Dylan says, “You have got to

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Mishna 3 Tom Meyer

The last Mishna showed us the three things for which the world was created: Torah (meaning), “Avodah” (doing the right thing), and “Gemilut Chasodim” (acts of kindness). The first Mishna dealt with Torah, this one with doing the right thing. Bob Dylan says, “You have got to

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Mishna 2 Yaakov Cousins

“Shimon HaTzaddik was from the remnants of the Men of the Great Assembly. He used to say three things: On three things the world stands, on the Torah, and on the Avodah and on G’melus Chasadim.” Notice that he was known for his righteousness. “And your nation,

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Mishna 2 Tom Meyer

Now that we are thinkers, what is the most important question we can ask? What is the purpose? What are the 3 or 4 most important things in life? Try to categorize these according to relation ship to self/G-d/society. (Long discussion) — Show them the Mishna. What

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Mishna 1 Yaakov Cousins

Q: Why is this Mesechta called Chapters of our Fathers? (Avos) Avos is the only tractate of the Mishne that primarily deals with ideas in self-growth (derech eretz). Nesevos Shalom writes that the material taught in Pirkei Avos was the main Torah of the Avos, and therefore

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Mishna 7

Great is Torah for it confers life on those who follow its ways, both in this world as well as the World to Come, as it says, “The teachings of Torah are life for those who find them and a complete healing to one’s body.” And it

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Mishna 6

Learning in order to practice – One cannot compare the one who learns medicine merely to have the knowledge, with the one who studies it to make it his occupation and cure the sick. For the first will little heed if he makes an error, while the

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Mishna 2

Author: Rabbi Boruch Leff – based on teachings of Rav Weinberg Pesach-Zman Cheiruseinu The Mishna in Avos states ‘Ein Lecha Ben Chorin Eleh Mi Sheosaik B’Talmud Torah’. Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l explained that without Torah, freedom is meaningless. The translation of ‘Cheirus’ is responsibility. Without Torah, our

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Mishna 14

There are four types of temperament amongst people: (1) A person who is easily angered and easily appeased – his gain is offset by his loss; (2) A person who is difficult to anger and difficult to appease – his loss is offset by his gain; (3)

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Mishna 23 (1-6)

Elisha ben Avuyah said: One who studies Torah while a child, to what can he be likened? To ink written on clean paper. And one who studies Torah as an old man, to what can he be likened? To ink written on smudged paper.Avot 4:25 Elisha ben

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Mishna 1 Rabbi Meyer

PART I START WITH INTRODUCTION (Read the first part of the Mishna up to the end of the transmission process.) (Ask): Why show the transmission process?! Importance of transmission of wisdom in Jewish tradition. Reliability of the information – comes from Moses (to say it comes from

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Chukim

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) The first Rashi brings the famous question concerning Chukim. When the goyim and the satan ask us why we do certain mitzvos which don’t seem to have a reason we are to react with ‘gezaira hee, ein lecha

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