Would you believe that Joe Schvindler and Duvy the klutzy delivery boy both have a lesson to teach?
We all know that the words of Pirkei Avos, the Chapters of the Fathers, reflect the eternal wisdom of Torah. How do we take that wisdom and hand it down to our children? How do we make Pirkei Avos relevant to their lives and concerns?
Rabbi Yitzy Erps knows how.
Rabbi Erps is a beloved teacher, a master storyteller, a talented artist - and he knows how to make people laugh. He combines all these gifts in his delightful stories for young people. In Tales To Live By, we meet characters like Joe Schvindler, Gabby the Housepainter, and Duvy, the clumsy delivery boy falling under all the boxes. Each of these, and the many other unforgettable personalities in these stories, help illustrate a teaching of Pirkei Avos, in terms that youngsters can understand and relate to.
Our children will enjoy these kid friendly stories, and the marvelous illustrations, over and over again. They'll giggle. They'll laugh. And they'll learn.