JPS sent me this new commentary in Pirkei Avot like two months ago, “Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life.” It’s by William Berkson, one of my favorite internet-friends.
It’s very good. I like Pirkei Avot a lot, but it’s never been better than it is in this commentary by Berkson.
There’s a real review of it coming here soon, but I got side-tracked in the middle of reading it by some other stuff. I felt it was a bout time at least wrote a little bit about it.
If you’re looking for a belated holiday season gift for your favorite Jewish textophile, get this. It also features William’s own font, a revival of the classic Caslon font called Williams Caslon, which is quite nice.