Cognitive Dissonance

In the course of this interesting discussion at אישים ושיטות over whether the arguably disappointing and unpleasant portrait of Rav Ya’akov Emden that emerges from his (ostensible) autobiography מגילת ספר is an argument (along with its somewhat unusual provenance) to doubt its authenticity, Wolf2191 notes that: Chayei Yehuda is the same kind of work as …