June 6, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Avi Shafran (inadvertantly) explains how Talmud study is injurious to the national defense

Writing about Leo Rosten in The Forward, Shafran writes:

There is a story told of two Jews in the 1930s discussing renowned Lithuanian talmudic genius Rabbi Yosef Rosen, popularly known as "the Rogatchover." "Why," the first fellow muses, "if only he had studied physics, he could have been an Einstein!" "You've got it wrong," the other says. "If only Einstein had studied Talmud, he could have been a Rogatchover!"

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