Author: Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, DHL, LCSW-R
June 11th, 2021
Our Gemara on amud beis mentions an opinion of a Tannah, Chanan the Egyptian. This unusual name actually belongs to two different Tannaim. This one, our Gemara’s Chanan the Egyptian, has only one teaching mentioned in Shas, having to do with the blood of the goat, should the scapegoat die.
In any case, the name is of interest. What Jew takes on the name, “the Egyptian?” Was he a convert? …