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.

September 21, 2006

Quote for the Day #2

There are only 10 types of people in this world:
Those who understand binary,
And those who do not.


At 6:32 AM , Anonymous Joel Nothman said...

I was told it like this:

There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary - and those that have friends.


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