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Beth Hillel

[Sephardic Hebrew bet hee-lel] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈbɛt hiˈlɛl/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
the school of Jewish legal thought and hermeneutics founded in Jerusalem in the 1st century b.c. by the Jewish spiritual leader Hillel and characterized by its systematic use of interpretive principles and a certain flexibility in interpreting the oral and written law.
Compare Beth Shammai.
Origin
bēth Hillēl literally, house of Hillel
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