What kind of focus does it take to keep davening without even moving when a snake wraps itself around your ankle? What kind of faith does it take to believe that your absolute lack of sin will prevent any harm befalling you from a snake — and be right?! Clear demarcations on the expected violence from various specious of wildlife, and the miraculous doings of R. Chanina Ben Dosa in withstanding all that nature.
Also: Back in the day, the question of when and how to say Havdalah was real, for the “service,” such as we have it now just wasn’t fixed.
And: Who’s Who/What’s What: Anshei Knesset HaGedolah.
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