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Learning Pirkei Avot on Five Levels
He (Hillel) also saw a skull floating upon the water. Said he to it: Because you drowned others, you were drowned; and those who drowned you, will themselves be drowned. (Ethics of Our Fathers ch.2:6)
Although the sages had removed themselves from overt participation in the government, they realized that due to Roman meddling in the Sanhedrin the spiritual life of the nation was being compromised.
The Schools of Hillel and Shammai
Presented in a style accessible to beginners, this series analyzes the difference in opinion between the schools of Hillel and Shammai by studying dozens of specific cases from their primary text in the Talmud.
The sages of the Mishnah who transmitted and recorded the Oral Law.
Questions and answers about the cancellation of debts on the Sabbatical year, and what we do about it
I understand that every seven years is a Sabbatical year, during which Israeli farmers give their fields a break and all debts are canceled. How does the debt thing work? What happens if someone owes me money? Am I really obligated to let it slide? Also, ...
An Interpretation of Rashi’s View
Hillel famously said "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah." While most understand this to refer to the relationship between man and man, Rashi interpreted it to refer to the relationship between man and G-d.
The predictable stereotypes involving Jews and money are popping up all over: that Jewish tradition allows dishonesty as long as people live otherwise pious lives. Nothing could be further from the truth...
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