(Without Justice And Without A Judge) Tulsa (לית דין ולית דיין)

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לית דין ולית דיין

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The accounts here of gruesome death from the race-massacre in Tulsa bring to mind the words of the arch heretic in midrash and Talmud, Elisha ben Abuye, reflecting in response to Roman rule; the world is leit din v’leit dayyan “without justice and without a judge.”

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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