Aggaditar Hug Hamivtar
R' Yitzi Blau, son of the awesome R' Blau and brother of the patented "Smiling Harumph" R' Yaki Blau, taught a very precise and fun lunch and learn this afternoon on his favorite topic, aggadita in gemara. Last year his Lookjed post helped us put together a chabura on whether or not "haadam" always means "all mankind," and today he helped us learn that balabatim need to become more learned so they can appreciate us better. The tiferes yisrael in pirkei avos said it, and it's on a website, it's got to be true! Alternatively, we rabbis need to stop pretending to be so learned. One way or the other. Check it out, shabbos 1XXb.
What am I trying to say? What I am trying to say is, I can see why Wolk is so enamored of R' Blau.