Teach Me All Of Art While I Stand On One Leg
Digital Prints, 2012
Created as part of the Swedenborg House Residency project.
Thanks to Tim Bromage, Adam Chodzko, Jenny Moore & Jessica Voorsanger
An Old Jewish Story
A gentile went to Rabbi Shammai: and said,
‘if you can teach me all of Torah while I stand on one leg I will become a Jew’.
Rabbi Shammai admonished him for his insolence and sent him away.
The Gentile then went to Shammai’s rival, Rabbi Hillel;
‘Rabbi’ he said, ‘if you can teach me the Torah while I stand on one leg I will become a Jew’. Hillel replied,
‘that which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour. That is the whole Torah; the rest is commentary. Now go and study.’