The Rabbi and the Prostitute

Posted by Daniel Landes on September 8, 2005
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Talmud


Welcome to the first episode of «Pardes from Jerusalem», our new podcast series.

This episode features “The Rabbi and the Prostitute,” a presentation by Rabbi Daniel Landes which discusses the famous Talmudic story found in tractate Menahot, page 44a.

A handout of the Talmudic source and English translation is available:

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About Daniel Landes

Born in Chicago, Danny studied in Chicago with Rabbi M.B. Sacks, the Menachem Tzion; in Israel with Reb Aryeh Levin, the Tzadik of Jerusalem, with the great mystic R. Zvi Yehudah Kook, and with the Chief Rabbi R. Avrum Shapiro. In New York he studied with the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; and in Los Angeles with the Av Beit Din R. Shmuel Katz (on whose rabbinical court he served).

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