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Talmudist 1925 by Yehuda Pen (1854–1937)

From Theology to Comedy: The Story of R. Adda bar Ahavah and Matun

A talmudic discussion about why God no longer makes miracles ends with a surprising comedy of errors. What message is the Talmud trying to convey? And how is this story used in a 20th century halakhic responsum about women’s pants?  Continue reading From Theology to Comedy: The Story of R. Adda bar Ahavah and Matun