Audio Lectures

Sanhedrin 75: The Lovesick Man

Posted May 11, 2013

The story of the Lovesick Man is a prime example of a rabbinic narrative that deals with a question of Jewish law. What is the role of narrative in such a case? Can law be derived from a story? Does the Talmud intend the reader to derive a law from this story or is the legal narrative merely a tool in order to make a larger societal or moral point? This lecture will explore the relationship of halakhah and aggadah and how the interplay between the two is crucial for an understanding of this story.
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