For the student organization, see Hillel (Organization).
If I am not...
While Hillel made many significant cultural contributions, one of the most well known is probably the following quote:
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If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And when I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
Millions of references have been made to this famous quote.
אם אין אני לי, מי לי; וכשאני לעצמי, מה אני; ואם לא עכשיו, אימתי
- Im ain ani li mi li
- Uch'she'ani l'atzmi, ma ani
- V'im lo achshav eymatai
- Quotations from and about Hillel the Elder on Wikiquote.
- JewFAQ Judaism 101's article on Sages and Scholars
References about the "If I am not..." quote.