סנהדרין – Sanhedrin

Sanhedrin 11b ~ The Tekufot

Two problems with SHmuel’s Jewish calendar.

Sanhedrin 45 ~ Stoning and the Height of a Lethal Fall

Judicial execution and the lethal height from falling.

Sanhedrin 63b ~ The Fireproof Salamander

An ancient belief and its modern expression.

Sanhedrin 69b ~ The Youngest Mother in the World

She was five years old. The mother of King Solomon was only six.

Sanhedrin 78a ~ Where Do Snakes Store Their Venom?

Homicide by snake bite? Rabbi Yehuda and the Sages disagreed. But the Sages were correct.

Sanhedrin 87a ~ How High is Jerusalem?

Not as high as the rabbis thought.

Sanhedrin 91 ~ Spontaneous Generation

Everyone believed in it until Pasteur’s demonstration.

Sanhedrin 107a ~ Blushing, Shame, and Humiliation

Jews should blush. Everyone should. It is a vital for any ethically sound society.