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I learned a great Gemara about a rabbi who visited a famous prostitute. But before he consummated the deal, his tallitot slapped him on the face, reminding him of his faith.

Where's the story? Any English versions available?

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P. 159 – Baby Seal Apr 6 '14 at 4:18

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This story is told in Talmud Menachos (44a) about one of R' Chiya's students. The story ends up with them both doing teshuva and subsequently marrying each other.

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...and (contrary to the indication in the question) it wasn't (AFAICT) a rabbi. +1. – msh210 Jan 6 '13 at 8:17
Using prostitute is a sin? I thought those who can't pay made that up latter. – Jim Thio Jan 6 '13 at 12:41
@JimThio yes. see the answers to your previous questions on this issue. – Charles Koppelman Jan 6 '13 at 14:14
Actually that answer is still missing something. God doesn't like licentiousness. However, he doesn't explicitly say don't go to prostitute or don't have concubines. – Jim Thio Jan 6 '13 at 23:51

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