Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
All Yisra’el has a share in the World-to-Come
Torah and mussar complement each other. Torah illuminates the path that leads to the World-to-Come, while mussar is advice to deal with worldly temptations that draw us away from that path. The living practice of the study of the mussar is called derech eretz—the discipline of civilized behavior and good qualities of character. Avot, as a work of mussar, is clearly a close companion of Torah, as the Rabbis stated. “If there is no Torah, there is no derech eretz; if there is no derech eretz, there is no Torah.