Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Story of Kamtza Bar Kamtza

The Sages tell us the story behind Emperor Nero's conviction that the Jews were rebelling against Rome. The nation had fallen to a low spiritual state characterized by baseless hatred. The story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza was the pivotal event that ignited Nero's rage and caused the destruction of the Holy Temple:

"Because of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, Jerusalem was destroyed." Gemara Gittin 55–56

Delivered by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of from Minneapolis M.N.

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