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Quotes on Judaism & Israel:
Rabbi Hillel


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On the "Golden Rule"

Once there was a gentile who came before Shammai, and said to him: "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot. Shammai pushed him aside with the measuring stick he was holding. The same fellow came before Hillel, and Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."  - Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a

If Not Now, When?

“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”

On Time for Study

“Do not say: ‘When I have leisure I shall study,’ perhaps you will never have leisure.”


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