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  • The Battle of the Fishy Folktales

    August 30, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    On page 119a of Tractate Shabbat in the Babylonian Talmud, you will find an 8-line story about a fellow simply known as “Joseph-who-honors-the-Sabbath”.  It is mildly interesting and has a pithy ending. Here it is in its entirety:

    Joseph-who-honors-the Sabbath had in his...