Contradicting Rashi at the WCJS
Musaf Shabbat has a number of very interesting articles (Hebrew) as usual. There are two about the Israeli-version of Half Shabbos and a third about the WCJS. This last article seems to be upset that in a keynote lecture, Judith Hauptman claimed that there are many examples of stories (מעשים) in the Talmud about Babylonian Amoraim who behaved more leniently than their own halakhic decisions. The author seemed to be very upset that Hauptman rejected Rashi’s harmonization of these potential contradictions. I guess that people have different limits when it comes to understanding a text.