Divrei ben Abuya

In the Babylonian Talmud, Elisha ben Abuya was a great sage who lost his faith in God. So great was he that his and subsequent generations continued learning from him - to the extent that the authors of the Talmud needed to create a story that would serve to legitimise his teachings despite his apostasy. His lesson is a lesson for us all: that great stature is not contingent upon blind faith, nor high learning upon the observation of Torah precepts.

August 27, 2006

The Ever Elusive Thesis


At 2:35 AM , Anonymous Joel said...


At 7:56 AM , Blogger Simon Holloway said...

You need to enlarge it!
In case you can't, she seems to know precisely which areas of her thesis require work, right up to the final frame in which she is finally sitting at her computer. A common condition (or so I'm told...)

At 9:30 AM , Blogger Billie Jean said...

That happens to me all the time. Stupid brain.


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