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Meaning Of Storytelling

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Storytelling is a method of transmitting an idea from one person to another. The rabbis depict this story for the purpose of explaining and trying to justify the relationship between God and Jerusalem. This excerpt is symbolic because it uses Hadrian, the most powerful person during that particular era deriving his power from God. This lifts up the deity to supreme power and proves that God is sovereign over the universe. God decides the fate of Jerusalem and therefore Hadrian only defeats the Jewish people because it is will of god. This gives an alternate meaning behind the wealth and power that Rome controls. Hadrian proclaiming “I have conquered Jerusalem with great power” and Rabbi Johanan Ben Zakaki stating “Do not boast. Had it been
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