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Tuesday, May 30th at 11:30 pm



The Great Oven Debacle: A Clash Between Idealism and Pragmatism 

Utter pandemonium reigned when the great Rabbi Eliezer disagreed with his colleagues on a halachic matter.  A carob tree, a stream of water, and the walls of the study futilely intervened on Rabbi Eliezer's behalf.  Then, a heavenly voice called out: "Defer to the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer!" Can a carob tree, a stream of water, or brick walls settle a halachic dispute?  Are rabbis empowered to disregard a directive from heaven?