Ethics of the Fathers: A Tool for Improving the World
20 Pages Posted: 20 May 2013
Date Written: May 19, 2013
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
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