Reading these moral chapters of truth helps us write our own moral chapters in life.
Starting after Passover, there is a custom to read a chapter of the “Ethics Of Our Fathers” every Shabbat up till Rosh Hashanah. Do you want to get rich fast? Are you looking for the key to wisdom? Then you have come to the right place. From the Golden Rule to the secret of friendship; from the ideas of government to the ideal time to get married; from whether one can one have Torah without Ethics to whether one can one have Ethics without Torah, the Ethics of our Fathers is a book that will leave you smiling, will leave you wiser, and, if you really heed it’s advice, it will leave you richer.
Achitofel was one of the greatest sages of his generation. Yet all his life he followed the route of giving precedence to his reason over his piety—a path which brought him much grief. Therein lies the deeper significance of the three pieces of advice he offers to his children before his passing: he is warning them not to repeat his error of placing wisdom before piety, as this pertains to the three “crowns” of human aspiration.Read More