Audio Roundup 2020:8

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by Joel Rich

My comment on a piece concerning the use of “Halacha hi b’yadua she´Eisav soneh l’Yaakov.”

Unfortunately I think the causation is the other way around. There’s a general philosophy in certain segments that all non-Jews hate us and are not to be trusted, appreciated etc. This medrash is used to prove the point but had it not existed it would not make a difference


An old medrash update:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5662775/

Transfusion (or drinking) of blood or of its components has been thought as a rejuvenation method since ancient times. Parabiosis, the procedure of joining two animals so that they share each others blood circulation, has revitalized the concept of blood as a putative drug. Since 2005, a number of papers have reported the anti-ageing effect of heterochronic parabiosis, which is joining an aged mouse to a young partner.


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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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