- flourished 1st century b.c., Hebrew rabbi: founder of Beth Shammai, school of hermeneutics.
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Swarthmore Hillel may need to take a new name (I suggest the obvious “Shammai”).Swarthmore Hillel Breaks From Guidelines Over Ban on ‘Anti-Zionist’ Speakers
December 10, 2013
"Be patient like Hillel, not passionate like Shammai," ran the saying.
Shammai was a pessimist saying "It were better not to have been born."
In the neighbourhood there is a cave in which are the sepulchres of Hillel and Shammai.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela
Benjamin of Tudela
It was a question of interpretation of the authority recognised alike by Hillel and Shammai.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method
R. Travers Herford
The Pharisees were no friends of his, especially those who were the disciples of Shammai.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)