[Avodah] non-existent midrashim

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Sun Jan 6 13:01:18 PST 2013

On Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 05:23:18PM +0200, Eli Turkel wrote:
: 1)The Jews in Egypt did not change their names, their language or their
: clothing - no none source


We have another of other threads of Phantom Maamrei Chazal. RSBA collects

One I think we never discussed is the "gam zeh yaavor" ring. It's a
Sufi Fable, and the first identification of the king with Shlomo may
actually be American 19th cent, not Jewish or ancient.

: 2) King David claimed that the spider has no purpose in the world. Once
: when he was being hunted by King Saul a spider spun its web in front of the
: cave so that Saul thought no one could be inside and David escaped.

Interestingly, there is a Yerushalmi maamar that parallels, but about
insanity. David asked HQBH why He plagued people with insanity, until
the events that led to "LeDavid beshanoso es ta'amo".

Tir'u baTov!

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