Read from the Hebrew text "Pirkei Avot" פִּרְקֵי אָבוֹת “Chapters of the Fathers”

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Walking to Peace
Walking to Peace
13 Jun 2021

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Pirkei Avot
פִּרְקֵי אָבוֹת

“Chapters of the Fathers”
5:13
There are four types of character among
human beings.
Some say,”What is mine is mine, and
what is yours is yours. They are the average type.
Though some consider them callous, like
the citizens of Soddom and Gomorrah.
Some say,“What is mine is yours, and
what is yours is mine. They are the stupid.
Some say,“What is mine is yours, and
what is yours is yours. They are the saints.
Some say,“What is yours is mine, and
what is mine is mine. These are the wicked.

5:14
There are four temperaments:
Easily angered, easily appeased.
Their loss is offset by their gain.
Hard to anger, hard to appease.
Their gain is offset by their loss.
Hard to anger, easily appeased.
A Saint.
Easily angered, hard to appease.
Wicked.

5:17

There are four types among those who
attend or fail to attend the house of study:
Some attend but do not practice what
they learn. They are rewarded for attending.
Some practice but do not attend. They
are rewarded for practicing.
Some attend and practice. They are the
devout.
Some neither attend, nor practice. They
are the wicked.

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