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Pirkei Avos Book, Collector's Ed. 93 of 613

Pirkei Avos Book, Collector's Ed. 93 of 613


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Pirkei Avos Book, Hand Crafted, Collector's Ed. 93 of 613. Contemporary Leather Bound with Illuminations, 21 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3 1/2". Commentary by Rabbi Yonah Weinrib. Rabbi Yonah Weinrib is an artist/ calligrapher who specializes in elaborate, researched based manuscript illumination. One of his commissions was for a presentation award by JNF to The King of Jordan. He is the co-author and illuminator of the Bar Mitzvah Treasury with Rabbi Yaakov Salomon. According to the artist, the text of Pirkei Avos is nearly 2000 years old. Rabbi Weinrib has skillfully woven images, illumination, profound research and commentary to create this breathtaking masterpiece whose messages come alive with contemporary meaning and lessons for life. Three and one half years of artistic endeavor and illuminating commentary are reflected in this work. The edition, encased in a luxurious leather binding, with each of the 49 art prints housed in a protective mylar sleeve, is limited to 613 signed and numbered editions, plus 48 A.P. Sets. Over 539 editions have been subscribed to by prestigious museums, galleries, and private collectors worldwide. Pirkei Avos, or Avot, which translates to English as Chapters of the Fathers is a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims of the Rabbis of the Mishnaic period. Because of its contents, it is also called Ethics of the Fathers. The teachings of Pirkei Avos appear in the Mishnaic tractate of Avos, the second-to-last tractate in the order of Nezikin in the Talmud. Pirkei Avos is unique in that it is the only tractate of the Talmud dealing solely with ethical and moral principles; there is little or no halacha found in Pirkei Avos.