If I Am Not For Myself, Who Will Be For Me? - 3 Versions - Printable


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Height: 10 Inches; Width: 8 Inches

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
But when I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?
(Pirkei Avot 1:14)

This quote from Rabbi Hillel is one of the most cherished aphorisms in social-action and personal-growth contexts, as well as in Judaism generally.

This set of files contains three 8x10" high-resolution PDFs. Version I is my original design (ca. 2001). Version II is the 2015 update of this piece, provided in two different color palettes, Black-and-White (especially striking when printed on colored paper) or Rainbow (where the Hebrew phrases are color-coded to the English translation).

The PDFs are text-only and vector-based, so they are suitable for printing at any size, including large posters. By purchasing this download, you acquire the right to print up to 30 copies total for personal or institutional use. For larger reprints or use in publications, please contact me.

All three pieces are also for sale, framed or unframed, under the Talmud Quotations section of my shop.

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