Sunday, May 2, 2010

Historic and Contemporary Authority


"Why are the 70 elders [who assisted Moses in judging the Jewish nation in the desert] not identified? Lest people say, 'Is our judge like Moses and Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, or Eldad and Meidad?'"

[Rashi's explanation: Now that the 70 are not identified, we have no way to know whether our judges are better or worse than any of them.]

(Talmud, Rosh HaShanah 25a)

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