[Avodah] Should Artscroll Be Worried?

Prof. Levine larry62341 at optonline.net
Tue Aug 10 11:09:28 PDT 2021

At 01:53 PM 8/10/2021, Micha Berger wrote:
>We have all heard stories of people who knew all of Shas by heart...
>We are talking far far more than shas. We are talking every single seifer.
>No *community* would have enough brain cells to store it all.
>No more Beis Yoseif. Nor more Sheiv Shemaatesa.... We wouldn't just have
>a more fluid halakhah, that fluidity would be at the expense of so much
>knowledge. Less informed opinions.

I may be wrong, but I think I heard that Rav Ovadia Yosef had total 
recall of "everything."

Also, is it possible that not all of the seforim we have today are 
really needed?

>Here is something I recall hearing a long time ago. It is a joke 
>about the Jewish people and HaShem.
>The Jewish people decided that the Jewish religion had become too 
>burdensome, so they went to Har Sinai and said "Here HaShem take 
>everything back. It's too much for us."
>HaShem takes a look at what the Jews want to give back, and replies, 
>"This is not what I gave you!" >:-}


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