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House of Hillel: The Torah academy founded by Hillel was known as the “House of Hillel.” The Mishnah records 316 disagreements between the House of Hillel and the school founded by Shammai, known as the " House of Shammai." The House of Hillel generally takes the lenient view and the House of Shammai, the more stringent one. In all but 18 cases, the halachah is accordance with the House of Hillel.
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His teachings and lessons have become ingrained in Jewish culture, making a permanent mark on the ethos of Judaism today.
The Talmud Shabbat 21b. tells us, regarding the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles: "The House of Shammai says, 'On the first day you light eight, and from here and on continue to subtract [one light each day].' The House of Hillel says, 'On the first d...
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