The surprising origin of the phrase “set a standard.”Read More A Forque in the Road
Desire is never satisfied with the enjoyment of desired objects… it only blazes more vehemently.Read More Desire
“In the [Hindu tradition] the account of the six days of creation so closely resembles that given in Genesis, that it is scarcely possible to doubt its being derived from the same patriarchal communication.”Read More Parallels between Bible and Hindu teaching; Age of the Universe
Midrash B’Reshis Rabah 48:16: “When you come to a city, behave according to the local etiquette. [From where do we learn this?] Since there is no eating and drinking in heaven, when Moshe went up to heaven [to retrieve the Torah], he did not eat, as it says… ‘I did not eat bread nor did […]Read More When in Rome…?
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Until modern times, it was assumed that Hillel‘s Seven Rules were based solely on Aristotelian logic. But modern scholars have shown that in reality Hillel’s syllogisms were beyond those of his Greek masters, approximating the methods used in modern logic today. For instance, one of his rules, known as Binyan Abh (בנין אב), is almost […]Read More The Genius of Hillel the Elder