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Acher (Elisha ben Abuyah)

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Acher (Elisha ben Abuyah): Elisha ben Abuyah, or Acher (“the Other”), as he was later called by his colleagues, was a great Mishnaic sage turned heretic.
Born into a prestigious Jerusalem family, Elisha was described by the Talmud as an extraordinary scholar who delved deep into the secrets of the Torah.
An Essay on Vayeira
Before facing the trial of love for his own child, Abraham was forced to ask, “Where is my whole world? Where is my whole concept of justice? Where is my morality?” At the Akeidah, Abraham sacrifices not only his son’s body but his own soul.
The original Christians were Jews who acted Jewishly in all respects except for their belief in Yeshu. Eventually, the Christians realized that the Jewish people would not accept their idolatrous beliefs, and decided to introduce their religion to the Gen...
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