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 07, 2006

Summer Approaches



Well, for us folks in the so-called antipodes, Summer is only getting ready to begin. Guess how I'll be spending it?

sigh

1 Comments:

At 8:50 PM , Anonymous Jen said...

Stating the obvious, perhaps if you blogged less you could thesis more?

You may slap me any time you're ready now :D

 

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