Recounts the influential Jewish scholar and teacher Hillel. Hillel was born privileged but took a vow of poverty, living simply and studying the bible. He gained a following against the backdrop of Roman Judea and his teaching remain influential today.
In the wake of the destruction of the Temple and the failure of the revolts against Roman rule Judaism begins to go through some changes. Part of this the rise of the Synagogue as a more popular spiritual center as well Rabbis - teachers who serve to guide understanding of the Bible for the Jewish people.