Join Rabbi David Sedley as explores the life and times of Shammai. Who was this figure who is known to be so closely tied to Hillel? Hillel and Shammai agreed on so much but they are often known more for how they disagreed. What were Shammai’s political and religious disagreements with the House of Hillel?
Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.