Description: Avoth (Pirkei Avot - The Ethics of the Fathers) is the one Talmudic tract that explores the very roots of Judaism. Of all the many commentaries written on Avoth, perhaps the clearest is that written over 300 years ago by Rabbi Yitzchak Magriso (D. 1687) as part of the famed Me'am Lo'ez series. He ferrets out the root meaning of the text, and presents it in clear, unambiguous language. Stories, parables and ethical discussions round out this text to produce a clear and highly readable book.
Translated from the Ladino to English by David N. Barocas, edited into a contemporary idiom by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, it explains the text extremely lucidly
By Rabbi Yitzchak Culi
Edited by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and Rabbi Shmuel Yerushalmi