Facing the Falsehoods Of History

I recently encountered a cryptic comment of Rav Ya’akov Emden, in the context of the Tosaphist discussion of the custom to date Gittin to the Creation, in apparent defiance of the Mishnaic / Talmud requirement to date from the reign of the local sovereign: מתני’ כתב לשום מלכות שאינה הוגנת לשום מלכות מדי לשום מלכות […]