Reading the oral law today forces Jews to reconcile repellent, outdated legal views with modern morals
Rightly or wrongly, Talmudic thinkers presumed that gentiles would persecute the Jews in their midst
The sages debate the demerits of little white lies, and consider the subtleties of legal claims made by spouses and other property owners
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The X-Men have a Seder. Hogwarts gets a kosher kitchen. And everyone from Ivanhoe to Big Bird to Captain Kirk gets a rewrite.
Talmudic rabbis are less interested in mystical speculation than in concrete questions, like the state of women’s hymens