Dr. Amram Tropper Continue reading The Narrative of the Narcissistic Nazirite
How and why the Bavli reworked the tale and turned the Sadducee into an inglorious martyr
The Mishnah states there are four Rosh Hoshanah’s and periods of Judgment. How is the 1st of Tishre different?
Dr. Rabbi Avraham Walfish Continue reading Composing Rosh Hashanah as a Day of Judgment
Prof. Rabbi Michael Chernick Continue reading The Epistle of R. Sherira Gaon: A Point of Departure for the Academic Study of the Mishnah
The rabbinic rules of restoring lost property (השבת אבידה) include a requirement to announce the finds that possess identifying marks – סימנים. This post-biblical innovation is described in a variety of ways that highlight the manner in which the rabbis reworked and reinterpreted their traditions.
Exploring the uniqueness of Tractate Nazir and what it teaches us about Talmudic transmission Continue reading Tractate Nazir: A Talmudic Outlier