GOP Platform Misattributes Rabbi Hillel’s Saying To Reagan

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell read the platform’s preamble after the conclusion of the platform committee’s business on Tuesday: “We must answer Ronald Reagan’s question: If not us who? And if not now, when? ”But Reagan was loosely quoting Hillel the Elder’s guidance in the Jewish text of Pirkei Avoth (Ethics of the Fathers). “If I am not for myself, who will be? And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?” – BuzzFeed

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