Tu-Bishvat Story

History or Aggadah?

There are two stories about how Honi died. One version was written by a man named Josephus. Josephus was a Jewish historian of the first century of the Christian Era from Judea. He became Roman after the destruction of the Temple and wrote a history of the Jews around 200 years after Honi died.

The other version is an Aggadah - a personal story which may or may not have actually happened. Its main purpose is to teach a moral or an ideal. This Aggadah is related to Tu-Bishvat.

Now you have to decide which version you prefer:

The historical version

The Aggadah

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