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He was the founder of the Beit Hillel ("House of Hillel") school, a school for Tannaim (sages of the Mishnah); and the founder of a dynasty of sages who stood at the head of the Jews living in the land of Israel until about the fifth century of the Common Era.
Hillel the Elder was born in Babylon and, according to tradition, belonged to the family of [King David].
The difficulties which Hillel had to overcome in order to be admitted to their school, and the hardships he suffered while pursuing his aim, are told in a touching passage (Talmud, tractate Yoma 35b), the ultimate purpose of which is to show that poverty cannot be considered as an obstacle to the study of Torah.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - HILLEL:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The difficulties which Hillel had to overcome in order to be admitted to their school, and the hardships he suffered while pursuing his aim, are told in a touching passage (Yoma 35b), the ultimate purpose of which is to show that poverty can not be considered as an obstacle to the study of the Law.
Hillel's only title was "Ha-Zaḳen" (the elder), a title given not to distinguish him from another of the same name, as some have held, but either to express his position among the leading scribes or to indicate his membership in the Sanhedrin.
Hillel seems to have connected the precept of brotherly love with the Biblical teaching of man's likeness to God, on which account he calls the love of man "love of creatures" ("oheb et ha-beriyyot"); and it is worthy of note that the term "creatures" for men was then already the common property of the language.
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 Hillel and Shammai
Hillel is said to have lived in such great poverty that he was sometimes unable to pay the admission fee to study Torah, and because of him that fee was abolished.
Hillel the Elder's friendly adversary was Palestinean born Shammai, about whom little is known except that he was a builder, known for the strictness of his views.
Hillel was the more popular of the two scholars, and he was chosen by the Sanhedrin, the supreme Jewish court, to serve as its president.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Hillel the Elder
He was the founder of the Beit Hillel ("House of Hillel") school, a school for Tannaïm (Sages of the Mishnah); and the founder of a dynasty of Sages who stood at the head of the Jews living in the land of Israel until about the fifth century of the Common Era.
Hillel was born in Babylon and, according to the Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon, was descended from the tribe of Benjamin on his father's side, and from the family of David on his mother's side.
Hillel was the head of the great school, at first associated with Menachem, a scholar mentioned in no other connection, afterward with Shammai, Hillel's peer in the teaching of Jewish Law.
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 Hillel II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is sometimes confused with Hillel the Elder, as the Talmud sometimes simply uses the name "Hillel".
But as the religious persecutions continued, Hillel determined to provide an authorized calendar for all time to come, though by so doing he severed the ties which united the Jews of the diaspora to their mother country and to the patriarchate.
The emperor Julian the Apostate was gracious to Hillel, whom he honored on a number of occasions.
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 Hillel Summary
Hillel, known as Hillel Hazaken, or Hillel the Elder, was born in Babylonia and was said to have descended from the house of David.
Hillel was a great lover of peace who urged his followers to "be of the disciples of Aaron [who was famed as a peacemaker in rabbinic lore]; loving thy fellow creatures and drawing them nigh to Torah." "Judge not thy neighbor till thou art in his place," he urged.
Hillel, son of Gamaliel III (third century CE) This Hillel was the son of Gamliel III, grandson of Judah ha-Nasi, and younger brother of Judah Nesiah.
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 Hillel's Perplexing Passover Predicament
Hillel went on to argue that the Passover had an even greater claim to supersede the Sabbath restrictions, since failure to bring the sacrifice carried with it the severe penalty of karet, premature death by divine agency.
Hillel also pointed out that the Torah itself (Numbers 9:2) had placed special stress on the obligation to "keep the Passover at its appointed time"--thereby indicating that it should not be cancelled or rescheduled.
Hillel was being called upon to defend the coherence of the Pharisaic oral tradition by demonstrating that it was based on an intelligent reading of the relevant verses from the Torah.
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Hillel the Elder, who was possibly the most influential Jewish figure in Talmudic times, was born in Babylonia and moved to Israel.
Hillel’s school, known as Beit Hillel (literally the house of Hillel), was opposed to the views of the School of Shammai whose opinions were usually much more rigid and severe than the view of the Hillelites.
Hillel was extremely poor and earned one tropaik (a small amount) a day, a part of which he used to pay the guard in charge of admitting people to the academy, the rest of his earnings was used to support his family.
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Hillel used to say "If not now, when?" (According to Mishnah- Pirke Avot) He believed that Torah was to be observed now, not only for the world to come.
Hillel resided in Jerusalem and was no doubt present in the Temple when Y'shua studied with the sages at the age of 12.
Hillel was famous for easing the burden of the Law and showing compassion.
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 Hillel - Judaism 101 - A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts - OU.ORG
Hillel himself lived at the beginning of the century preceding the Destruction.
Sitting opposite him at the head of the "Sanhedrin," Jewish "Supreme Court," and filling the role of the "Av Beit Din," "Chief Justice," was his colleague, Shammai, with whom he had, and their respective groups of students, had numerous classical disagreements recorded in the Talmud.
Hillel says in Pirkei Avot (1:12), in line with the story above, "Be among the disciples of Aharon, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving G-d's creatures, and bringing them close to the Torah."
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Hillel the Elder came up from Babylonia when was forty years old, served the sages for forty years and sustained Israel for forty years.
Hillel the Elder and Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai were great leaders of the rabbinic era and each founded movements of their own.
Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai, "the house of Hillel" and "the house of Shammai" existed from the end of the first century B.C.E. until the beginning of the second century C.E. In general, Beit Hillel was more lenient than its rival, Beit Shammai, but this is an over-simplification.
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 A Sane Israeli Perspective: The Jewish Role Model: Hillel the Elder
One of the most influential and important Jewish leaders in history is Hillel the Elder, who lived in the time of King Herod, before the births of Jesus or Mohamed.
Hillel considered brotherly love as the fundamental principle of the Jewish moral law.
Hillel's "Love thy neighbor as thyself" is indeed an important aspect of Judaism.
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 Paul in the School of Hillel
Hillel, for example, essentially nullified the release of debts in the sabbatical year (see Deuteronomy 15:1-3) with an ordinance called the Prosbul, by which creditors could transfer collection of debts to the courts, which were not subject to the release law.
Hillel was born in Babylonia, sometime around 80 B.C. He seems to have been born into a respected family, from which he learned the traditions of his ancestors, perhaps particularly from his maternal grandfather.
Hillel believed so deeply in peace and harmony among people that he advocated "social lies," such as praising the beauty of a bride regardless of her appearance.
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Not to be confused with Hillel II who changed the calendar to what we have now with all the postponments.
The decree of establishing the Rosh Hodesh on the basis of calculations which are unconnected to the appearance of the moon was enacted by the Rabbanite, Hillel the Elder.
Hillel the Elder came on the scene about the same year that the Messiah, Yahshua was born.
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 The Golden Rule and Its Implications
Hillel's response came when he was being challenged (and simultaneously taunted) to briefly summarize his Faith.
Hillel is particularly remembered for his "7 Hermeneutic Principles" of logic for the interpretation of the religious laws in the Bible.
The phrasing that Hillel used for his modified version of the Golden Rule is closer to the original expression in Leviticus.
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 ELON MOREH-a pioneer settlement in the Shomron- Hillel Lieberman
Hillel was a person who asked someone to pray for him at our forefathers' grave-site, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Chevron, that he should merit "devotion and a true connection to G-d" (!!).
Hillel Lieberman, the brave Jew from Elon Moreh who was brutally murdered or for Yosef Ha’Tzaddik, the Righteous Joseph, whose tomb was destroyed, pillaged and burnt to the ground by the same people… bloodthirsty Arabs who want one thing in life; the death of every Jew that walks this planet.
Hillel was the head of a group whose dream was to settle in the city of Shechem.
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Hillel said anything a man needed to make a living whether he was a farmer or an urban shoemaker could not be used as collateral; Shammai disagreed.
Hillel established that a creditor could declare the loan to the Sanhedrin and he could then collect during or after the shmita year.
They came to Hillel; he said to one of Gentile "what is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah; the rest is commentary; go, study." All three Gentiles were eventually converted to Judaism by Hillel.
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Hillel was one of the most famous rabbis of the Second Temple period.
Hillel is remembered as a peacemaker and a gentle teacher of Torah.
Hillel came from the family of David Hamelech (King David), and he was himself the Nasi, the leader of the Jews in Israel.
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 israelinsider: Views: Hillel's Strategic Alternative
Like the potential convert who came to Hillel the Elder with the intention of tripping him up by asking (seemingly) for every Jewish law to be related while standing on one leg, this query sets up an impossible quandary.
But Hillel took the question and turned it around, responding more to the question of what is the essence of Jewish philosophy rather than attempting to address his questioner's literal query.
The question above is resolved; Hillel the Elder's dictum is upheld; Zionism's claims to the land of Israel are acknowledged while the Palestinian desire for freedom is respected.
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He thus spent the next forty years of his life, with the result that he understood, we are told, all languages, including those of the inanimate and of the brute creation, and of the demons themselves.
Some time after the death of Shemaiah and Abtalion, Hillel was recognized as the best jurist of the day, and was so regarded during the last forty years of his life.
Hillel was surnamed "the Great", and also "the Elder", and over his tomb were uttered the words "Oh the gentle!
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 Shammai, Hillel, & Gamli'el...
Moses received the Torah at Sinai and transmitted it to Y'hoshua, Y'hoshua to the elders, and the elders to the prophets, and the prophets to the men of the great synagogue.
It was reported about Hillel the Elder that every day he used to work and earn one tropaik, half of which he would give to the guard at the House of Learning, the other half being spent for his food and for that of his family.
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what ordination are you doing these things, and who gave you this ordination?.
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Hillel was a student of Shemaiah, and his descendents served as Nesi’im for the next 460 years.
Hillel was a leader who did not seek fame, but when he died, they eulogized him thus (Sotah 48b): "Alas, the pious man! Alas, the modest man!"
Hillel and fourteen generations of his descendents had headed the office of Nasi for approximately 460 years.
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 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Sad reflections on Jewish morality
The best-known rabbi of the classical Jewish period in ancient Palestine was Rabbi Hillel the Elder.
In a delightful episode, we are told of a businessman who stopped him in the street, asking him to deliver the gist of the Torah "on one foot", or as we might now say, "in a jiffy", because he had no time to waste.
Justice, we learnt from Hillel the Elder, is not divisible -- either we all have it, or none shall have it.
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Hillel the Elder received many of these people with enthusiasm.
His grandson, Rabban Gamaliel the Elder, the teacher of Saul of Tarsus, continued the teaching of Hillel in the Talmudic school in Jerusalem.
Gamaliel the Elder was persecuted, and his son Simeon ben Gamaliel, was slain.
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 Jewish Law - Articles ("Pruzbul")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Consequently, some two thousand years ago, Hillel the Elder came to the conclusion that drastic action had to be taken.
Under the circumstance, Hillel devised a system -- the pruzbul which would permit a debt to be collected even after the Sabbatical Year, yet without violating the Torah's command.
It was this power which Hillel employed to have the courts take possession of private debts and collect them as they wished.
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 Sichos In English: Pirkei Avos: Chapter 1
Hillel said: Be of the disciples of Aharon, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving your fellow creatures, and bringing them near to Torah.
Hillel was counted among the "receivers" of the Torah -- a link in the Chain of Tradition from the first "receiver" of Torah -- Moshe.
Hillel the Elder came up from Babylon at the age of forty, he served the sages for forty years, and he sustained the Jews for forty years.
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