Rabbi Avi Weinstein

The Most Mistranslated of Mishnahs!

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

I have added a file on the famous statement of Hillel, that gives a plausible explanation for how the Mishnah has come to be the clarion call for Jewish communal institutions throughout the country. It is interesting that phrases like Tikkun Olam, and Hillel’s famous statement of balancing self interest with the needs of others are not necessarily reflective of what these phrases actually meant. Stay tuned for another “light unto the nations” (NOT exactly)


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