from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hillel fl. first century B.C.-first century A.D. Palestinian rabbi who greatly influenced the interpretation of Judaic law.

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  • n. Palestinian rabbi and interpreter of Judaic law


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  • Both were described as gentle and loving teachers (although Jesus unlike HIllel, lehavdil, made some agressive statements) and, as is well known, the New Testament quotes a number of teachings of Hillel and only one (limitation of divorce to adultery) of Shammai.


  • I called Hillel the next day and expressed by objection to how the service was performed.

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  • As the students in Hillel began to grow uneasy and the feeling of being safe was diminishing, York security was called in to try and help break up the crowd but as any student who has been to York knows, the campus security is severely limited on the force that they can use and they were unable to break up the crowd.

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  • According to certain commentators the name Hillel is spelled incorrectly in the document.

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  • One would think that MSA was the Muslim equivalent of Hillel, the international Jewish college group , which is famous for being a religious home away from home, creating holiday and Shabbos celebrations for Jewish Students (and in some cases they even create marriages-- friend of mine calls Hillel the intermarriage prevention group)

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  • Perhaps I should have gone with my 1st thought, along the lines Ricardo mentioned: my college’s Hillel is celebrating Israeli Independence Day and some students show up wearing [what they now seem to regard as] Palestinian scarves.

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  • So we started a program called the Hillel Foreign Student Program and he managed to bring a few and save their lives.

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  • There's this other quotation I liked from a guy called Hillel, who said Do not do unto others what you do not wish to be done unto yourself.

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  • Jerry, being PM has nothing to do with religion but heading a religious organsiation, namely Hillel, does.

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  • The following is a parable of Hillel, which is here cited more to mention that noble, gentle Sage than as a specimen of this class of literature.

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