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Yevamot 102 and 103

In today’s Talmud pages, is it OK to sin for a really good cause?

June 17, 2022

Today’s Talmud pages, Yevamot 102 and 103, make an astonishing claim: The biblical heroine Yael fornicated no less than seven times with the evil king Sisra, but she was forgiven as she did so in the service of a righteous cause. Dr. Erica Brown joins us to speak of sin, pleasure, and duty, and whether it’s ever OK to do bad, bad things for the best of reasons. What profoundly modern lesson does Yael have to teach us today? Listen and find out.

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Yevamot 102 and 103
In today's Talmud pages, is it OK to sin for a really good cause?
June 17, 2022
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