The historical review that introduces Pirkei Avos contains more than
the history of how the Torah was transmitted; it encapsulates all of
Jewish morality. Though secular humanism and moral relativism dominate
modern ethics, Jewish morality is based on acceptance of the Divine
origin of Torah. Using Maimonides' commentary, Rabbi Wein upholds the
eternity of our ethical system which stands against the whims of
passing fashions and philosophies.