What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: That is the whole Torah; all the rest of it is commentary; go and learn.
What Is Hateful To You
Topic: Virtue, Morality, & Ethics
A certain heathen came to Shammai and said to him, “Make me a proselyte, on condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot.” Thereupon he repulsed him with a rod which was in his hand. When he went to Hillel, he said to him, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: That is the whole Torah; all the rest of it is commentary; go and learn.”
Wilson, Andrew, editor. World Scripture - a Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts. Paragon House, 1991, p. 115 [Hillel, Talmud; Shabbat 31a].
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Hillel, Talmud; Shabbat 31a
The Golden Rule Chronology
c. 30 BC to 10 AD Rabbi Hillel, asked to explain the Torah while a Gentile stood on one foot, uses the golden rule: “What is hateful to yourself, don’t do to another. That is the whole Torah. The rest is commentary. Go and learn.” (Sanhedrin of the Babylonian Talmud 56a).
–Rev., Dr. Harry Gensler S.J. [The Golden Rule Chronology].