Hillel: Foundations of Rabbinic Culture

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  1. Hillel’s famous for saying in Perkei Avos, “if I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?” Of course, the first question seems selfish by focusing only on one’s self, but the second question seems too selfish focusing only on others. Hillel stresses that these two questions need to balance out correctly Furthermore, he says, “If not now, when?” to encourage us to answer these question NOW because of there importance.

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