Stefan Goltzberg will give a lecture at the University of Hamburg on "Examination of Maimonides’ terminology in his justification of the decision to compile, codify and/or write down the Mishna (Oral Law)."
The Mishna (Oral Law) explicitly prohibits pronouncing by heart a written text and, more importantly for our discussion, writing down (K.T.V.) an oral text. And yet, the Mishna (Oral Law) was written down. This decision to write it down, attributed to Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi, seems contra (...)