This lecture was held at Pardes as part of the Tisha B’Av program 2015.
Why does Torah study turn friends into enemies? What are the three fatal flaws of a rabbi? And how does a great rosh yeshiva end up killing the best student he ever had? We will explore the tragedy of R. Yohanan and R. Kahana though the Midrash and Talmud, Somerset Maugham and José Saramago, Martin Buber and Adin Steinsaltz.