Even Scholars Make Mistakes

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In June 2013, when Professor Mauro Perani of the University of Bologna announced that he discovered the oldest existent Torah scroll – some eight hundred years old – the feat was celebrated across the world.  In fact, his “discovery” is a testament to scholarly error.  Apparently, the scroll was stored away in the university archives, mislabeled as a scroll from the eighteenth century.  Great and learned scholars are just as prone to make mistakes as anyone.  The issue is what to do when those mistakes are uncovered.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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