• Daf Yomi: The Wisdom of Fair Financial Transactions

    4 monthes ago - By Tablet Magazine

    Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.
    “One who wants to become wise should engage in the study of monetary law, as there is no greater discipline in the Torah, and it is like a flowing spring.” So says Rabbi Yishmael on the next to last page of Tractate Bava Batra, which Daf Yomi readers have been studying for the past six months. I found this a surprising statement: Why should the laws governing financial and real-estate transactions be more conducive to wisdom than the laws of marriage or the laws governing Shabbat? The latter...
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