A yeshiva student takes an important oral exam based on the commentaries of Rashi, the illustrious 11th-century sage.
After he answers the last question, the Rosh Yeshiva (Head of School) claps his hands and exclaims, “What an incredible student! He could’ve been a member of the Sanhedrin in the times of the Holy Temple, like the great Akiva or Hillel!”
The other instructors look at the Rosh Yeshiva, surprised.
“Surely not so much, Rabbi? Perhaps you’re exaggerating a little bit?”
“Not at all. They hadn’t read Rashi either.”
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