Hell, Heretics, and Humanists: The World and Ideas of the Most Interesting Jewish Rebels throughout History, Part 3: Elisha
Rabbi Tzemah Yoreh
When you have a name that people are afraid to say, you know you’ve made it big. Elisha, the son of Avuyah, known as ‘the Other’ in rabbinic literature, was one of the greatest Jewish sages of his generation. But he gave it all up after journeying into the garden of Eden (or maybe Eros) and realizing that there was no Judge or Judgment, becoming the hero of many modern heretics.