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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Fascinating new article by R' Slifkin

The article is about whether elephants can jump (Tosafos in Kiddushin says that they can and science says that they don't) which may not interest everyone. However, he uses this as a jumping off point for a fascinating discussion of how to deal with this kind of conflict where the rishonim seemed to have used incorrect scientific information.

[Hat tip Hirhurim]

2 Comments:

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nu, so what would YOU do?

 
At 1:52 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I discussed it Friday night around my shabbat table.

Bad Move.

http://muqata.blogspot.com/2005/11/shabbat-at-muqata-tranquility.html

 

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