[Avodah] context?

Joel Rich joelirarich at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 19:49:20 PDT 2024

>From the Steinsaltz institute -would your bet medrash entertain this?
One of the best examples is the famous Talmudic teaching that follows the
argument between Abaye and Rava about the laws of lost objects, Rabbi Even
Israel said. “You have three pages of discussion going back and forth, but
then my father adds a few lines of explanation about the background and
reality of those two sages that puts everything into context.” Abaye was
very poor as a child, and therefore his idea of losing an object reflected
that reality, while Rava, by contrast, was wealthy, and for him, losing an
object didn’t have the same significance.
Bsorot Tovot
Joel Rich
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