Sunday, March 11, 2012

The conversion of theatres and circuses


Zecharyah 9:7 speaks of a future joining of the nations in recognition of Gd, saying, "He [the foreigner] will be as an aluf in Yehudah, and Ekron will be like the Jebusite"

The Talmud draws on Mishlei 22:25, in which the word aluf is used to refer to teaching. Based on this, the Talmud teaches:

"These are the theatres and circuses of Edom, in which the officers of Yehudah will teach Torah publicly."

(Talmud, Megilah 6a)

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