Hillel the Younger

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Hillel the Younger (or Hillel ben Gamaliel) was a Jewish religious leader of the early 3rd century C.E. He was a grandson of Judah haNasi, who compiled the Mishnah. He is not to be confused with his ancestor Hillel the Elder or his relative Hillel II. Apart from Pirkei Avot, he is mentioned once in the Babylonian Talmud - Baba Bathra 83b.

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Pirkei Avot[edit]

  • Do not judge your fellow man until you have come into his situation.
    • 2:4
  • Do not separate yourself from the community.
    • 2:4
  • Do not say, "when I have leisure I will study," for you may never have leisure.
    • 2:5
  • A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious, a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach, nor does anyone who does much business grow wise.
    • 2:5
  • במקום שאין אנשים, השתדל להיות איש.
    • Bemakom she'ein anashim, hishtadel lihyot ish.
    • In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.
      • 2:6

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