Tag: PirkeAvot

From Simchat Torah 2008 through Simchas Torah 2010, taking a year off and then picking up again on Simchas Torah 2011 and finishing in April 2012, Your Humble Blogger wrote notes on Pirke Avot for the Tohu Bohu. These are those.

Pirke Avot, verse six: friend

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In Which Your Humble Blogger fails to relate all the stories and sayings about friendship, and all that, because, frankly, it’s a bit obvious, isn’t it? Although I should probably mention Honi the circle-drawer (who is awesomeness itself), who was presumed to have been killed because he refused to side with either the Pharisees or the Sadducees, but actually slept for seventy years, and when he awoke and found that all his friends were gone, said “Give me friends or give me death!”