Midbar Kodesh Temple's Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel again introduces a summer Shabbat series to explore the Perkei Avot - Ethics of our Ancestors. For six Shabbats over the summer, beginning June 16 through August 11 the congregation and those wishing to participate will delve into the lessons of this great work with the help of the commentaries of Rabbis Gordon Tucker and Tamar Eldad-Applebaum and Dr. Martin S. Cohen.
One of the most iconic rabbinic texts in our canon of Jewish halachic (Jewish Law) literature is undoubtably Perkei Avot, Ethics of Our Ancestors. Originally termed Mishna Avot as it was the last section of the corpus of the Mishna, it now stands alone as its own text. It is a compilation of teaching by the rabbis of the first couple centuries of the common era related to ethical behavior, moral thinking and spiritual integrity. According to Martin S. Cohen, “it remains the single most important repository of ancient rabbinic guidance regarding how to live in the world as a Jew striving to develop the finest moral qualities.”
Friday night services at Midbar Kodesh Temple are 7:30 p.m. with Shabbat morning services at 9:00 p.m. Weekday minyan is Monday and Thursday at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. For more information on the conservative synagogue in Green Valley Ranch call 702.454.4848 or go to midbarkodesh.org.
June 16 Chapter 1 - A Fence Around the Torah: A Tree of Life
June 23 Chapter 2 - The Language of Faith: The Person of Faith
June 30 Chapter 3 - Between Despair and Meaning: The Pioneer
July 28 Chapter 4 - Student and Teacher: The Instructor
August 4 Chapter 5 - The Path of the World: Destiny – The Human Being
August 11 Chapter 6 - An Addendum: The Acquisition of Torah