Authors Posts by David Matar

David Matar

A physician and historian, David Matar's book, Sages and Princes in the World of the Talmud Yerushalmi, will be published in Hebrew in 2025 by Yediot Sefarim, with an English edition to follow.

Revolution in the Temple

Through a careful reading of the Tosefta and its parallels, David Matar argues that Hillel led the Pharisaic faction to a populist victory over the Sadducean priests over the matter of offering the Pesach Sacrifice on Shabbat.