Pirkei Avot: Insights on the Dangers of Power and Position
Insights on the Dangers of Power and Position
In the 21st century, we take for granted Jewish participation in politics. But the easy access that Jews experience in Western countries was not always possible. Nevertheless, Jews have often participated in politics out of necessity often serving in key positions of various nations and rulers. While the circumstances have changed, the concerns often remain the same.
The Sayings of
the Fathers provide us with a unique but limited portal to the world of
emerging rabbinic thought in the period of the late
This short course includes 20 videos examining key Mishnayot as well as the perspectives of the Rambam, Rashi, and others on the complicated nature of Jewish involvement with secular authorities.