Rabbi Shammai

Do What Jesus Taught Us

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31 We know that at the heart of Jesus’ message, and really at the heart of true Judaism, is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There’s a great apocryphal story relating to this about one of the greatest rabbis of all time, Rabbi Hillel. He lived a generation before Jesus, and his influence continued in Judaism in Jesus’ day. In this story, Rabbi Hillel had an opposing rival: Rabbi Shammai. Legend has it there was a young man who was considering becoming a Jew, but first, he asked Rabbi Shammai, “If you can explain to me all of the Torah while standing on one leg, I will become a Jew.” Rabbi Shammai was put off by his request and chased him off. Then he went to Rabbi Hillel and asked the same

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