Thursday, December 24, 2009

What the Chida said about 11 year old Rabbi Nosson Adler's lateness in schule.

The Adler paper (see below) mentions the following amusing anecdote about what the Chida said about the youthful Rabbi Nathan Adler (1742-1800):

Although he does not mention it, his source is from the introduction to משנת רבי נתן, published in 1862 by B.H. Auerbach:

Auerbach's father was a student of Rabbi Adler, so one presumes he heard it from him.

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