So much to discuss, so little time. Some days more than others.
More on honor. Given the formal protocol, Anne notes the similarities and potential differences from manners in polite society – granted, halakhic dictates have the rabbinic mantle of authority behind them, but the interplay between etiquette and halakhic mores is the open discussion here.
The question of who is an “am ha-aretz” — what makes one so and what that means for the rest of the community — also demands our attention (truly, because when we considered discussing other discussable elements of this daf, we said – no, we have to do this, first). So Yardaena does.
With several notes about the Gemara’s general points of inquiry and its attention to detail – and a brief whiff of the question of reward and punishment in this world.
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