Ethics of the Fathers I

Learn the Mishna's Eternal Lessons

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Ethics of the Fathers I


Ethics of the Fathers 201

This advanced upper level exam covering the first three chapters of the Talmudic tractate Pirkei Avot will require the student to demonstrate a command of Mishnaic Hebrew, being able to understand a Mishna and commentaries such as Rashi, Bartenura, Rabbenu Yonah and Maimonides, and deal with moral dilemmas such as equality before the law, does the crime fit the punishment, importance of getting a job, prohibition of shaming people.

This course has a value of 1.5 lower-level undergraduate credits.