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Part 1 Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:1
Part 2 Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:1
Part 3 Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:1
Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:2
Shimon the Righteous was among the last surviving members of the Great assembly. He would say: The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.
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To Love Every Jew
Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:12
Hillel would say: Be of the disciples of Aaron--a lover of peace, a pursuer of peace, one who loves the creatures and draws them close to Torah.
Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:16
Rabban Gamliel would say: Assume for yourself a master; stay away from doubt; and do not accustom yourself to tithe by estimation.
Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:17
His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised amongst the wise and I have found nothing better for the body than silence. The essential thing is not study, but deed. And one who speaks excessively brings on sin.
Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:18
By three things is the world sustained: law, truth and peace. As is stated: "Truth, and a judgment of peace, you should administer at your [city] gates.''
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