Pirkei Avos has been the subject of hundreds of commentaries throughout the centuries, with the Torah luminaries of each generation contributing their interpretations and explanations, relating the timeless lessons of the Tannaim to the people of their eras and cultures. For Pirkei Avos is nothing less than the repository of moral and spiritual guidance for our nation — it instructs us as to how we should act and live, and what we must strive to become. Every generation has its own unique circumstances and challenges, but the words of Pirkei Avos are as meaningful and essential today as when they were arranged by Rabbeinu HaKadosh.
Rabbi Sholom Reuven Feinstein, the Rosh Yeshivah of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem / Yeshiva of Staten Island, has undertaken the challenge of producing a commentary on Pirkei Avos that speaks to our generation. With his immense breadth of Torah knowledge, along with his signature warmth and straightforward style, he makes the words of Pirkei Avos speak to our lives, and shows us how we can utilize them to become more effective servants of Hashem Yisborach.
This work, translated and adapted from the Hebrew by his grandson and talmid, Rabbi Moshe Weiss, will surely become a favorite resource for those who study and teach Pirkei Avos, and take a worthy place in the library of sefarim on this essential tractate.