Star of David Talmud- Natives Below and Strangers Above

The native on the ground and the stranger in the highest heavens!



The native then would be in the earth and the stranger in the highest heavens? Yes, the like has found its like and is aroused.

– The Babylonian Talmud, ‘Erubin 9a


The Divine Law has therefore stated, ‘The owner of the ox shall be acquitted’, implying exemption. Said Raba thereupon: ‘Is the native born to be on the Earth and the stranger in the highest Heavens?’ ‘No’, said Raba. ‘The implication drawn by R. Jose is essential for this reason, that you might have been inclined to apply the inference ‘Men but not oxen’ only to oxen which could be compared to men – just as men are Mu’ad so the oxen here referred to are Mu’ad.

– The Babylonian Talmud, Baba Kamma 42a



He took the pan in his right hand and the censer into his left hand. The native below and the alien in the heavens above? With this one the ladle is small, the other coal-pan large, and even where both are alike, as with Rabbi Ishmael ben Kimhith, the one is hot and the other cold.’

– The Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 47a





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