Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Perfect Mis-undertanding 7 - Definiton of Pirkei Avot (Short Version)

The best definition of Avot?

Avot refers to Avot Beit Din! and that's because it is connected to Masechet Sanhedrin - hence its location in N'ziqqin.

[FWIW Bartenura kinda alludes to this defintion!]

Defintion of Pirkei [or Pirqei]?

Pirka is a Shabbat afternoon study group.

I will repost the long version BEH

For now
Avot refers to the middot and wisdom needed to act as an Av Beth Din and became a Shabbat Afternoon TextBook - probably during the Ga'onic era