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Nedarim 7

In today’s Talmud page, Stalin and the importance of clarity

November 1, 2022

Today’s Talmud page, Nedarim 7, kicks things off with an amusing story about a man who spoke in a confusing way, leading his peers to be uncertain which room he had designated to be the bathroom. It’s a strange little anecdote, but it eerily recalls one of Soviet history’s most beloved tales, about the time Stalin’s confusion led to the building of a monstrosity right in the heart of Moscow. How did the Hotel Moskva come to have two completely different designs in one building? And what does that teach us about making sure we speak very clearly? Listen and find out.

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