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Earning a Good Name

 


Like many religions, Judaism attempts to explain the unexplainable.

What really resonates with me is how Jewish ethics and teachings can make the seemingly incomprehensible not only knowable but simply so.

Most, if not all, religions attempt to answer that most fundamental of questions, “Why are we here?”

The Jewish response is simply, “To make the world a better place.”

How we do that is up to us, but do it we must.

We do get guidance, though.

The Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Ancestors) is a compilation of ethical teachings and maxims that are part of Judaism’s oral...



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