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Book Launch ~ Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary
August 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
Please join Valley Beit Midrash as we celebrate the launch of Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s latest book, Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary.
Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. In many ways, the words of Pirkei Avot were 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.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
All proceeds from this event will go to further the mission of Valley Beit Midrash.
Watch the official trailer of Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary
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