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famed for his genius as a scholar, he
also was renowned for his humility
and for his attitude toward other
While just about everyone knows
how Hillel responded: "What is
hateful to you, do not do unto your
neighbor," when asked by a heathen
to "teach me entire Torah while
standing on one foot," here is a story
you may not know about Hillel.
A poor man was in need of a
horse. Hillel not only found a horse
for him to ride, but secured a ser-
vant who would accompany the
man. When, one day, the servant did
not appear for work, Hillel himself
took the servant's place.
#11) Most Jews are familiar with the
name of Rashi, also known as Rabbi
Solomon ben Isaac, whom most
regard the greatest Jewish commenta-
tor on the Torah and Talmud. But do
you know what Rashi (c. 1030-1105)
did for a living? He owned a number
of vineyards and was a wine mer-
#12) Similarly, Maimonides (1134-
1204), author of the Guide for the
Perplexed and considered the greatest
legal scholar of medieval Judaism,
became a physician specifically so that
he would not have to live off commu-
#13) One of the best spots to learn
how to teach Jewishly is through
CAJE, the Coalition for the
Advancement of Jewish Education.
Check it out at
September 28, 2002
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#14) A number of leading colleges
and universities in the United States
feature Hebrew on their official seals.
These include Dartmouth, Brandeis,
Columbia and Yale.
#15) Want to know what the Jewish
educators know? Visit
wvvw.jesna.org where you can read
essays on everything from the opening
of new Jewish day schools in America
to "The Meaning of Pluralism for
#16) The first modern "Hebrew
kindergarten," where the language was
spoken and taught, was organized in
1909 in Warsaw by Yehiel Heilprin.
#17) The first coeducational Jewish
school in Germany was opened in
1855. The headmaster was an
Orthodox rabbi named Samson .
Raphael Hirsch (1808-1888). Rabbi
Hirsch established a curriculum of
Hebrew, Torah and Talmud, as well
as secular subjects modeled after the
program at government-sponsored
#18) You probably know by now
that the word "mitzvah" means
"commandment" and not "good
deed" as it is often mistranslated.
But do you know what the first of
the 613 mitzvot is? A Jew must
believe in God's existence.
#19) "Example isn't another way to
teach," -Albert Einstein said. "It is
the only way to teach."
#20) We all know you can get a
good education in England, but did
you know that a university there was
the site of a wedding of one of
Israel's most beloved leaders? Chaim
Weizmann (1874-1952), Israel's first
president, married his sweetheart,
Vera Chatzman, at Manchester
University in 1906. Weizmann was,
at the time, a research associate at
the university. The two wed after
what Weizmann termed "a passion-
ate five-year correspondence."
#21) The Talmud, in Nedarim 371,
states, "God said: You must teach, as
I taught, without a fee."
#22) Pirkei Avot, Ethics of Our
Fathers, chapter 2 verse 5, teaches:
"Do not say: I will learn when I have
leisure: you may never have it."
#23) Everything you always wanted
to know about Judaism, but were
afraid to ask, can be found at www.
hometown.aol. co m/lazera/index2.html
This is the home site of Talmud
Torah, the Center for Basic Jewish
Education. Topics include:
• Jewish Basics
• Jewish Belief
• The Jewish Year
• Great Jewish Leaders
• Mitzvot including the rules of
kashrut, of Ahavat Yisrael (loving
your fellow Jew), lashon hara (prohi-
bitions against gossip and hurtful
talk), of kindness to animals and of
patriotism, among others.
#24) The Talmud says that "the
scholar takes precedence over the