Thursday, September 07, 2006

Daf Yomi - Sukkah 5 - Plundering Romans

Posted by David
I saw the tziz in Rome, etc. – Here we have an example of a Jewish artifact plundered by the Romans. Another example can be found in Avoda Zara 11b, where the Gemara mentions that the flayed face of Rabbi Yishmael, one of the ten martyrs, was preserved in Roman treasure houses. It is also commonly assumed, based on the depiction of the arch of Titus, that the menorah was also taken. This, however, is a matter of great dispute among the authorities.

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