[hil-el, -eyl, -uh l, hi-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hee-lel]
- ha-Zaken, c60 b.c.–a.d. 9?, Palestinian rabbi, president of the Sanhedrin and interpreter of Biblical law: first to formulate definitive hermeneutic principles.
Compare Beth Hillel.
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Examples from the Web for hillel
Olmert may well fit this category, as well as the real estate developer of the Holyland project, Hillel Cherny.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders
May 15, 2014
In January, a Hebrew school teacher named Hillel Wertheimer was beaten after returning from synagogue to his home in Kiev.Who’s Really Behind Ukraine’s Synagogue Attacks?
March 3, 2014
As Israelis, we can testify that Hillel is increasingly excluding more of us, whose nation Hillel purports to embrace.How Hillel Is Losing Touch With the People It Purports to Embrace
Israeli Opposition Network
December 16, 2013
Still, some introspection on the part of Hillel International might be worthwhile.
Now might be the time for Hillel International to take another stab at updating those guidelines.
Hillel hurried Eva away, accompanied by his sister and Madame Nassim.
These are the children of a sister of Hillel Besso, brought to Damascus for change of air.
At this moment Hillel and Fakredeen advanced with a hurried air of gaiety.
Here again Hillel's Neo-Platonic tendencies are in evidence.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
The Arabic version says hillel—that is, full, or substantial, garments.The Syrian Christ
Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
- ?60 bc –?9 ad, rabbi, born in Babylonia; president of the Sanhedrin. He was the first to formulate principles of biblical interpretation
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Word Origin and History for hillel
masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "he praised."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper