Jewish Wisdom - Rabbi Hillel

On One Foot

Illustrated by Nuria Balaguer

A young man travels to Jerusalem to learn the Torah. When he decides that the greatest teacher will be able to teach him the entire Torah while standing on one foot, he gets laughed at and shooed away. Finally he meets the great Rabbi Hillel who offers him words of wisdom that are still with us today.

“The pacing and simple language are well suited to a young audience, and the message is clear without feeling didactic. This excellent introduction to the Golden Rule can be used successfully with Jewish and non-Jewish audiences.”
- School Library Journal

“Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the great message and fun illustrations in this book suitable for ages 5 and older. “
- Jewish Journal

- Sydney Taylor Notable Book