The Life and Teachings of Hillel, by Yitzhak Buxbaum - Now in Paperback!
New in paperback: The only comprehensive book on Hillel in English or Hebrew!
Hillel is the greatest rabbi of ancient times, yet even knowledgeable people usually know only the same few stories and sayings of his--about his teaching the Golden Rule to the gentile standing on one foot, his saying "If I am not for myself; who will be for me; and if I am for myself alone; what am I?" and so on. But there is much about him that has been neglected and virtually "lost." It turns out that Hillel is a more interesting character than many people might have thought, more hasidic (pious) and radical. And he has a particular attraction for our generation, representing the gentler, more loving side of Judaism that so many people are searching for today. The Life and Teachings of Hillel presents a spiritual profile of this radiant religious figure, who fascinates and charms with his fiery gentleness.