Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Gashmius In Talmudic Times

The wine of the land of Perugita and the baths of the Lake of Dimsit ruined the ten tribes of Israel. Rabbi Elazar ben Arach once happened to be there, and he indulged in those luxuries to such an extent that he forgot his learning.

(Talmud - Shabbos 147b)