Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Standing on one foot

THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN by Adam Kirsch in Tablet: Standing on One Foot: The origin of a famous anecdote shines light on the compromises of Conservative and Reform Judaism.
It is only when you encounter Hillel’s saying in the context of the Talmud that it becomes clear just how nonsensical our modern interpretation of his words would have seemed to him.