Tag: Chazal

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Real Takeaway of Purim

Q:  The Rav spoke tonight about the lesson of Purim being the internalizing of how much Hashem loves us and our responsibility to love Him and to love the Am Yisroel. But isn’t it possible to say that the Simchas Purim is because of קיימו וקיבלו, that the Jewish Nation accepted the Torah again after…

Rav Avigdor Miller on Calling People Fools

Q:  Sometimes we see in the gemara that the chachomim in Eretz Yisroel would refer to the Jews in Bavel as בבלאי טפשאי, those foolish Babylonians. How does that fit together with the idea that you’re not supposed to ridicule people?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Eliyahu Hanavi’s Appliance Repair

Q: Is one obligated to believe that the Tannaim and Amoraim knew modern science and mathematics?