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Basic Tenets of Jewish Philosophy: Faith in the Sages

Rabbi Akiva - from  Mantua Haggadah

One of the forty-eight traits by which the Torah is acquired is “faith in the sages” [Avot 6:6]. This is usually taken to mean that one of our basic elements of faith is that the Jewish sages do not make mistakes. But it is eminently clear that this interpretation cannot be right, for there is no person on earth who ... Read More »