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Spotlight on the Talmudic Sages: Eliezer ben Hyrcanus

Yehuda HaNasi: With Yehoshua ben Chananyah, you smuggled your teacher, Yochanan ben Zakkai, out of a besieged Jerusalem in a coffin. He proceeded to create the yeshivah at Yavneh and the rabbis who would defy Rome. You helped to save the ...

Posted on 18 December 2018, By Nahum Gordon
Women in Synagogue Life

We emerged in Biblical times. Society was patriarchal. Invariably, men were leaders of the pack, be they chieftains, prophets, monarchs, military campaigners, priests, scribes or administrators. And God’s curse on Eve: ‘…and your hu...

Posted on 2 August 2018, By Nahum Gordon