One of my students wrote me a message that contained the following assertion:
… “Love your neighbor as yourself” statement (by the way, this statement was never mentioned in Torah but it became a cornerstone of New Testament with some rabbies saying it first came from Hillel).
Frankly saying I was always curious to find the precise spot where this quote came from, and thus decided to ask my Rav. Here is his answer:
“ As for your students remarks, I’m sure they are all good intended people,but they really are missing the basics! In the Torah in Sefer Vayikrah Perek Yud Tes (19) Pasuk Yud Ches (18) (Parshas Kedoshim) it says clearly “Veahavtah Leraiacha Kemocha” “Love you neighbor as yourself”!!! And yes the Gemorah Shabbos Daf Lamed Alef (31) discusses how Hillel quoted the Aramaic version of this saying to a Ger. “
Now that the mystery is solved, let’s start exercising this rule that, as Rabbi Akkiva once mentioned “contains all wisdom of Kabbalah, and everything else are only commentaries to it”