Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Complimenting the bride in the Talmud

THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: Can a Blind Bride Be Attractive? If Not, How Do You Pay Her a Compliment? The sages debate the demerits of little white lies, and consider the subtleties of legal claims made by spouses and other property owners
Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day, the saying goes. But is she really? As it turns out, this was a matter of dispute between the two factions we often hear about in the Talmud, the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai. ...
Besides wedding etiquette, this week's section deals with legal claims and witnessing a contract.

Earlier Daf Yomi columns are noted here and links.