Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Great Flood Debate of '94

I just discovered this evening that one of my adversaries in the The Great Flood Debate on Mail-Jewish in 1994, Rabbi Moshe Shamah, compiled an edited  record of the debate in fine PDF format, at

My own edited version of the debate, in which I changed the names, is at The direct download link is

(The issue came up again a decade later, this time in Avodah with a different cast of characters, see primarily and See also the peripherally related discussion - in the comments - at


  1. Do you feel it is acceptable to read it as an actual event, however "kol asher ba'aretz" means "the civilized world known to the readers at the time this was transcribed"?