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Megillah 12 and 13

In today’s Daf Yomi pages, what makes government good?

December 24, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Megillah 12 and 13, find the rabbis arguing about what makes a king wise. Tevi Troy, the Presidentisher Rav and a historian who himself served under President George W. Bush, joins us to share one account of catastrophic presidential decision-making, and how the Talmudic discussion can help deepen our understanding of politics. What happened when Lyndon Johnson invited over a bunch of poets to the White House? Listen and find out.

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