This week’s Torah portion, K’doshim, is the 30th (30/54 or 52, depending on the year: this year, it’s 54…) reading in the annual cycle, and the 7th parashah in the book of Vayikra/Leviticus.
This portion has the verse from which Rabbi Hillel draws his famous order to the prospective convert wanting to learn Torah while standing on one foot:
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your Neighbor. On this hangs the whole Torah; the rest is commentary: go learn it.”
(Sorry, I’m too tired to quote the original src from which this comes, but here is a lovely article which does cite Hillel, and this parshah’s verse which R. Hillel was using as the basis for his order to the man, who did, apparently, go on to convert to Judaism, if I recall correctly. Hopefully Dolly or David will read this and correct me if I’m mis-remembering…)
What do you think our world could look like if every one of us followed the order given by Rabbi Hillel?
I look forward to hearing your opinions on this matter, Thoughtful Readers.
We can really Do Better.
Last week was: Parashat Acharei Mot, Mourning, and Caring for Each Other ,
Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please. Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution to Project Do Better.
What would yours be, if you had time?
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs