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Ethics of the Fathers: A Tool for Improving the World

20 Pages Posted: 20 May 2013  

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York (CUNY) - Department of Business Management

Dov Fischer

Brooklyn College, Murray Koppelman School of Business

Date Written: May 19, 2013

Abstract

Ethics of the Fathers (Pirkei Avot) is a remarkable document; it consists of sayings of Jewish sages who lived from 300 BCE to 200 CE as well as many anonymous sayings. It is indispensable to anyone who wants to learn how to be ethical. It also provides valuable life lessons for children as well as leaders of countries and even corporate executives. Avot teaches people how to attain wealth, honor, fame, longevity, wisdom, courage and even happiness. It also provides a vision for countries or organizations that wish to prosper.

Keywords: Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, ethics, honor, happiness, wisdom, prosperity, and societal improvement

JEL Classification: A22, A23, J50, M12, M14, M54, Z12

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Fischer, Dov, Ethics of the Fathers: A Tool for Improving the World (May 19, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2267122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2267122

Hershey Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York (CUNY) - Department of Business Management ( email )

Dov Fischer

Brooklyn College, Murray Koppelman School of Business ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY NY - New York 11210
United States

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