Use your birthday to set positive goals for the coming year including taking proactive steps to establish a stronger connection to Jewish life.

In the sixteenth Mishna of the first chapter of Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, we are taught three important lessons on how a person can become elevated. “Shammai used to say: make your [study of the] Torah a fixed practice; speak little but do much; and receive all men with a pleasant countenance.”

To learn more, and to gain a greater appreciation of the breadth of wisdom contained in the Torah, print out the first chapter of Ethics of the Fathers this afternoon and join thousands of fellow Jews around the globe who will be enjoying an uplifting experience and inspired discussions this Shabbat.