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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Adult Ed: Hillel and Shamai

The latest in our Adult Education series will discuss: Hillel and Shamai: Same Torah, Different Interpretations of Jewish Thought and Law. The class will be held at CBS on Sunday, March 13th from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

Hillel the Elder was one of the greatest sages of the Second Temple period. Hillel sought to bring people closer to the Torah through his ethical, religious teachers which were preserved in a series of proverbs. Shammai, the founder of the great school of Bet Shammai, took a stringent attitute as compared with the more lenient one of Bet Hillel. We will compare and contrast their judicial teachings of Jewish law.