Football and Talmud?

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The short answer is obviously no. There is no mention of the the “big game” in the Talmud as American Football had not yet been invented. However, we did find a discussion on whether is it is permitted to attend a gladiatorial stadium in Ancient Rome in Tractate Avodah Zara Daf 19 Amud B:


What does it mean “he can scream and save the life of someone who would otherwise be killed?” How can an audience member save a life of a gladiator? The The Noé Edition Koren Talmud Bavli explains in the “Background” note below:


Whether you are enjoying the football festivities with friends and family or studying in the Beit Midrash this Sunday (or anything in between), the Koren Publishers team wish for everyone to stay healthy, happy, and safe this weekend.

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