In the context of disqualifying judges for bias, Rav Anan turns down a gift AND sitting on the gift-giver’s case. Plus, the case of bikkurim and Elisha. The discussion addresses how slight a shift in process can bias the proceedings. Also, Elijah the Prophet and his teaching of Rav Anan. Plus, during years of famine, a request for prayers for mercy by R. Yosef leads to another discussion of Elisha. And the drama of 2,200 students. Plus, the massive population of sages and students in Babylonia – and the “orphans” who remained at the end of the sessions. Also, parallels to Shekalim.
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