Sunday, November 13, 2005

Tortured Readings: Toby Katz

In Tortured Readings on the Tenure Track, Toby Katz tells us that lousy agenda-driven "lady" college professors ignore the text and the Sages for the purpose of misrepresenting the Torah to suit their own preconceived notions.

Then, dear old Toby shows us exactly how it's done:

Toby:The Torah says that when Hagar became pregnant, she belittled Sarah and treated her with contempt.... So Sarah responded with absolutely justified anger, and Hagar ended up running away. Who mistreated whom here?

The Ramban: Our mother Sarah sinned with this affliction, and Abraham did too by permitting her to do so.
[Tip of the mortar board]