So, I’m taking an intro to Judaism class with Jenifer
Last night was our third session, and the Rabbi was illustrating oral tradition with an old fashioned game of telephone. With 15 students, he whispered to student one, “Star Wars was the best movie ever.” By the time it reached the end of the line, “Star Trek was the best movie ever.”
He declared that it was the first time he had ever done the experiment that he came across a ‘heretic’ that intentionally changed the message. First time he’s dealt with me.
[What does this mean for the accuracy of the oral tradition? I’ll let you decide that.]