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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