The Ethics of the Sages: An Interfaith Commentary on Pirkei Avot examines the profound teachings of one of the most well-known and beloved texts of Jewish life from the standpoints of other religious and philosopical systems. Each of the teachings contained within Pirkei Avot are analyzed in relation to similar or parallel teachings from Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and other spiritual traditions.
Ronald W. Pies, M.D., is a pyschoiatrist affiliated with Tufts University and Harvard Medical Schools. He was raised in Patavia, N.Y>, and graduated from Cornell University and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y> Dr. Pies is the author of A Consumer's Guide to Finding the Right Psychotherapist and several psychiatric textbooks. He is also the author of Riding Down Dark a poetry chapbook illustrated by his wife, Nancy Butters.