Honesty and the Wife


Rav’s wife caused him tsuros because he would ask her to prepare talufhi (lentils boiled in vinegar) and she would cook small peas. If he asked for small peas, she prepared the lentils. Once he grew up, his son, Hiyya, would switch the orders. Rav said, “Your mother has improved.” His son said, “I switched the order.” Rav said, “This is what people say, ‘The reasoning of your offspring comes out of you.’ Nevertheless, don’t continue this, for it teaches your tongue to lie.”  (B. Yevamot 63.)

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