בבא בתרא – Bava Basra
The sexual proclivities of King Herod, and honey as a medical preservative.
Did our religious leaders have mental illnesses? Plus the dream content of the ultra-orthodox.
How did the first Torah scroll fit into the Ark of Moses? And Pi in the Bible and Talmud.
Abayye was correct. Sunlight makes everything better.
Seven or eight months gestation? It made all the difference in the Talmud.
The rabbis invented a bit of anatomy, but the Hatam Sofer wasn’t worried. Facts matter.
The rabbis of the Talmud vs. Copernicus.
How the United Nations supported Abayye’s botanical opinions.
Talmudic cosmology, the Flammarion etching, and a bottle of kosher wine.
A surprisingly contentious question, that hinged on the Garden of Eden.
Why you can drink snake venom, and how snakes suck.
Who is your closest genetic relative?
Saliva, wound healing, and the magic of a firstborn’s spit.
Can a fetus survive the death of its mother?
How Rebbi Hiyya was the first to report a health effect of obesity.
The three rabbis who coerced confessions, and how false memories become real.