All Blog Posts Tagged 'Torah' (21)

Insights in Pirkei Avot: Hillel, Aharon and Loving Humanity

By Rabbi Yitzchak Blau, WebYeshiva

Hillel and Shammai received from them. Hillel would say: Be like the students of Aharon. Love peace, pursue peace, love humanity, and bring them close to Torah. (Avot 1:12)

Our sages present Aharon, the High Priest, as the great promoter of peaceful relations. When two Jews quarreled, Aharon informed each disputant that the other desired reconciliation; thereby, he brought about renewed harmony (Avot de’Rabbi Natan 12:3). Can we root this… Continue

Added by WebYeshiva on December 18, 2009 at 3:47am — No Comments

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