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Judaism in 140 Characters (or Less)

If you tweet it, we won’t delete it

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In honor of Twitter’s fifth birthday, Nextbook Press is challenging readers to Tweet a fundamental description of Jewishness. After all, they note, Hillel’s famed definition—”What is hateful unto you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, all the rest is commentary. Now, go and study”—comes in at a slim 127 characters, including the punctuation.

So, go forth and tweet! And don’t forget to adorn it with the hashtag #on1ft (that is, the fashion in which Hillel claimed he could teach Judaism to anyone). If you have room to spare, @NextbookPress it, since Nextbook Press after all recently published Joseph Telushkin’s book on the great rabbi (if you have even more room, @tabletmag it, too).

#on1ft Challenge: Tweeting Judaism [Nextbook Press]
Hillel: If Not Now, When? [Nextbook Press]

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Pesele says:

Sorry, I don’t tweet, but can’t resist the chance to comment. Hillel wins again in 106 characters:

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, then when?

Jacob.arnon says:

Maybe I should tweet since I can’t post from my home computer a fact I have been telling you for many a week now. I posted this in a local cafe with wifi.

Why is it taking you so long to fix the problem?

Jacob.arnon says:

Oh yes, I spoke to Len on the phone and he told me that he would get back to me soon. This was three weeks ago.

Hey Len where are you?

Is this anyway to run a business?

See my Torah Tweets blogart project http://torahtweets.blogspot.com

Susan Lawrence says:

Please credit Prof. Stephen Prothero…perhapsyou were not aware of his tweeting project. Boston University Religious Studies chair….Author of several books on religion and civic life.

S.

Bryan says:

Make your life a blessing; make every place and each moment holy.

philip mann says:

Help each other out. Remember G-d in good times as well as bad.

See new “Talking Rocks and Trees” Mattot posting on Torah Tweets blogart project http://torahtweets.blogspot.com

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