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Rabbi Tali Adler

Who Does Torah Belong To? (Part 2)

Parts 2 and 3 of this series both center the character of Rabbi, also known as R. Yehudah ha-Nasi, the leader of his generation. Rabbi is concerned lest the Torah get beyond his control and be misunderstood. His student and friend, R. Hiyya, on the other hand, thinks the Torah should be heard far and wide. What happens when these two rabbis come into conflict? Where does the Torah belong?