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Assorted Teachings: On Night Activities, Inclusion, Idolatry, Voyeurism and Humility

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Assorted Teachings: On Night Activities, Inclusion, Idolatry, Voyeurism and Humility

Having already presented a series of Rabbi Elazar's teachings on a particular theme, the Gemara meanders into a medley of moral instruction on a wide range of different subjects. Beginning with the importance of nocturnal Torah study and responsibility towards educators, we’re informed of unique mealtime etiquette, which surprisingly contradicts another kindred teaching by the very same author. After resolving the seeming inconsistency, we focus briefly on the self-harm caused by voyeurism and conclude with a powerful lesson about humility and longevity. (Tractate Sanhedrin 92a)
Tractate Sanhedrin, Talmud

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