Mishna

On the Sabbath following Passover we started reciting Pirket Avot (The Ethics of the Fathers). Each Sabbath one chapter is said. Sefaradim, who recite Avot only until the Sabbath before […]

“And acquire a friend for yourself” (Avot 1:6) The commentary attributed to Rashi states that according to some, this means to acquire books.” Rabbi Isaac Kanpanton, one of the last […]

  Scholars’ views are divided when Rabbi Obadiah began working on his commentary on the Mishna. Did he start it in Italy or only after he had settled in the […]