hillel hillel  /ˌhɪ ˈlɛl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Palestinian rabbi and interpreter of Judaic law

News

  1. What Does Jewish Law Say About NSA Snooping Scandal?

    The conflict between national security and the right to privacy seems like a modern dilemma. In fact, it dates to the Bible, Akiva and Hillel the Elder. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Forward

  2. Can culture and progress co-exist?

    On Thursday, June 6, Tulane University’s Hillel Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the impact of progress on culture as a part of its “The Big Issue” discussion series.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Louisiana Weekly

  3. Berkeley writer wins book award

    Alon Shalev, director of San Francisco Hillel, won the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for Young Adult fiction for “At the Walls of Galbrieth,” which he describes as a Tolkien-esque fantasy novel. He wrote it while camping with his boys on Mount Shasta, something they do as a family every summer.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: J Weekly

Quotes

  1. "There was a period of time [when I was working at Hillel] that people thought, you want young people to be Jewish? Engage them in acts of tikkun olam. But that makes them better people, not necessarily better Jews," Joel said.
    on Nov 16, 2009 By: Richard Joel Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

  2. Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin said he was "praying for the day when Orthodox rabbis with a lenient 'Beit Hillel' approach to conversions" would be allowed to perform them.
    on May 27, 2009 By: Shlomo Riskin Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "Hillel had a rock band called Anthem, and they had a bass player they were unhappy with. He suggested I learn to play bass, and that changed everything for me. Punk had the same passion and commitment that I heard in jazz," said Flea, who...
    on Aug 17, 2006 By: Michael Balzary Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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