Pirke Avot Classes
The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

YaffeShlomo02Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe's classes on Pirke Avot, from the spring and summer of 2013:

2013-07-25  Pirke Avot, chapter 3, verse 1.


(74 minutes)

 

 

 

Jewish wisdom from the second century.

The text under discussion is as follows:

Chapter 3

1.

Akavya ben Mahalalel said: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to sin:
Know from where you came, and where you are going, and before whom you are destined to give account and reckoning.
From where have you come?
--from a putrid drop.
Where are you going?
--to the place of dust, worm, and maggot.
Before whom are you destined to give account and reckoning?
--before the supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.