What about breaking Shabbat to save blank folios that will become kitvei kodesh once they are written on? No dice. What about breaking Shabbat to save heretical scrolls from destruction? Even worse. Notable is the way this daf addresses the question of heresy head-on, here, from both the halakhic perspective and with a narrative recounting the activities of Chazal. Who’s Who: Ima Shalom. Taking issue with Christianity, without naming it culprit, but otherwise direct critique (no elaborate code here). Recognizing that the Christian position is that its texts replace the Torah, and setting up a Christian philosopher to acknowledge that his stance was truly anti-Torah stance, and mock him for it.
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