Paradox that unmasks rabbi's literary lie

 作者:门姣蔻     |      日期:2019-03-03 06:12:12
By Jenny Hogan A HISTORICAL puzzle over the authorship of a 19th-century religious work has been solved with a paradoxical trick: throwing away what looks like the best data. Moshe Koppel and Jonathon Schler from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, were approached by historian Shlomo Havlin, also at Bar-Ilan, with a famous Jewish text called the Torah Lishmah. A rabbi called Ben Ish Chai published the collection of letters, ostensibly written by other rabbis, in Baghdad in the late 1800s. Ben Ish Chai claimed he had stumbled across them,