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Anus: (lit. "forced one"); prevented or forced by forces beyond one’s control
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Reflections on the Jacob Barnet affair in light of a legal ruling attributed to Maimonides
Analyzing the fascinating story of Jacob Barnet, a respected Jew in Oxford in 1612, who had initially agreed to convert to Christianity, in-order to become a faculty member at Oxford, but subsequently changed his mind.
A Talmudic reading on when life trumps religious duty and vice versa
"You shall live by the commandments," the Talmud tells us, "and not die by them." Yet there are three cardinal sins that one must give one's life for rather than transgress. How did the Rabbi's reach this conclusion? A reading of Sanhedrin 74a.
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