The Only Golden Rule

A Story about Hillel:

A gentile comes to two first-century-BCE rabbinic sages, Hillel and Shammai, and asks, with the obvious intention of provoking them, to be taught the whole Torah while standing on one leg. Shammai is indeed provoked and gives the man an angry whack with a measuring rod. Hillel replies, “That which is hateful to you, do not unto another: This is the whole Torah. The rest is commentary — [and now] go study.”

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